ERIC Number: ED364043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
One Kid at a Time: Evaluative Case Studies and Description of the Alaska Youth Initiative Demonstration Project.
Burchard, John D.; And Others
This monograph presents an evaluative description of the Alaska Youth Initiative (AYI), a community-based interagency program serving children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral disorders. Principles of the program include a no reject policy and a "wraparound" service delivery approach. The monograph offers information on both process and outcome in descriptions of the lives of 10 children and adolescents before, during, and after their experience with AYI. The first section (by John D. Burchard and Sara N. Burchard) consists of seven chapters which explain how the case studies were conducted; summarize results and implications; and present the case histories including three cases of schizophrenia, a native Alaskan youth (highlighting the challenge of cultural competence), a gay youth, two youths labeled borderline personality, and three individuals with conduct disorder. Section II (by Robert Sewell and John VanDenBerg) details the purposes and operation of AYI. This includes a mission statement, identification of principal features of individualized care, the process from referral to acceptance, the process from acceptance to service plan, and the process from service provision to discharge. (Contains 58 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Behavior Disorders, Case Studies, Children, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Homosexuality, Individualized Programs, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Schizophrenia, Severe Disabilities, State Programs
Georgetown University Child Development Center, CG-52 Bles Building, 3800 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($7).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC. CASSP Technical Assistance Center.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.; Alaska State Div. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Juneau.
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