ERIC Number: ED338994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Grimes Alternative School Program and Home Remedies Program. Interim Evaluation Report.
Williams, Jay R.
This report describes and evaluates two programs which deal with chronic status offenders: the Grimes Alternative School Program, a delinquency prevention project which targets intermediate school (grades 4 and 5) students with chronic discipline and/or truant behaviors, and the Home Remedies Program, a short-term crisis intervention and family-centered therapy program which targets families with a child who is at risk for an out-of-home placement due to delinquent or chronic status offenses, emotional disturbance, or abuse and neglect. Data are presented from field interviews with program staffs, a staffing with the Home Remedies counselors, home visits with both programs, classroom observations and interviews, and written materials. For each program, discussions focus on the program's philosophy and goals, operation, and effectiveness. The Grimes program is described as serving from 9 to 12 children each school year who participate in a special "no failure" classroom with a special education teacher, aide, and counselor. It is noted that the project has demonstrated its ability to improve the children's school attendance, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and to minimize juvenile court involvement. Findings reported from the Home Remedies Program show that families receiving services remained intact for at least 6 months after the intervention, and that family functioning increased during program participation and continued to improve for at least 6 months after program completion. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Youth and Family Counseling Service, Lexington, NC.