ERIC Number: ED361971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Females with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: Unique Considerations.
Miller, Darcy; And Others
This paper offers profiles of females with behavioral/emotional disorders and suggests that these young women have unique needs. The paper discusses selected characteristics and assessment considerations and offers recommendations that will facilitate more responsive social, correctional, and educational programming. Characteristics of these young women include truancy and running away from home; familial patterns of sexual and physical abuse; dependency, withdrawal, and defiance or passivity; criminal behavior; ineffective instructional and transition programs; and addictive behavior. Comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment should include depression inventories; checklists of social competence; and standardized and criterion-referenced measures of cognitive, academic, and social skills. Recommendations call for effective educational prevention and treatment programs designed with gender differences in mind, comprehensive research studies that examine the characteristics of females with emotional/behavioral disorders, and training of educators and other professionals in gender differences and recognition of behavioral indicators. (Contains 20 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (Phoenix, AZ, November 19-21, 1992).