ERIC Number: ED340174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-8
Developing an Ethnically Balanced Population in a Residential Child Caring Facility for Emotionally Disturbed Females Age 13 through 17.
Sheldon, Cynthia H.
This practicum report describes a recruitment program to include black residents in a residential program for teenage girls with emotional problems. Recruitment efforts stressed the following four principles: (1) staff preparation for work within a multicultural setting; (2) presentation of the facility to new black referral sources; (3) renewed contacts with current and past clients emphasizing the desire for black enrollment; and (4) the willingness to accept non-payment cases and informing referral sources of this willingness. After the recruitment efforts black representation was increased from 0 to 5 percent (one new resident) and racial attitudes among the residents became more positive. The recruitment program was approved for ongoing use by the facility. Results of the survey of racial attitudes before and after admission of the black resident are appended. Includes 10 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University. Poor quality type throughout.