ERIC Number: ED340172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-8
Transitioning Behaviorally Disordered Young Adults from a Structured Residential Treatment Center into Independent Living in a Small, Rural Community.
The report describes and evaluates a 10-week program to help an adjudicated 18-year-old male with behavioral disorders living in a structured residential treatment facility to develop independent living skills. The experimental program consisted of three levels, each offering more independence, while providing support, guidance, and direction to the transitioning youth. Each level encouraged greater personal, economic, and emotional responsibility and independence. This report details the specific objectives selected (in the areas of employment, budgeting, management of finances, time management, home management, health and personal care, decision making, and interpersonal relationships), their implementation, and evaluation. Although this program was not effective with this particular subject and had to be terminated (due to the subject's participation in illegal activities), it was evaluated by social workers involved with the facility as useful and appropriate for individuals transitioning out of the residential program. Appendixes include the telephone interview protocol with social workers, a description of the independent living program, the program curriculum, guidelines for independent living, and a description of the role of the program mentor and of the Department of Family Services. Includes 8 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.