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ERIC Number: ED409521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 95
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Defining Strategic Methods with Which To Access Runaway Youth into a Runaway Program.
Bray, Sheldon
Thousands of children run away from home or placements each year. The many programs for these children require evaluation to determine effectiveness; one runaway program for at-risk children is examined here. It was felt that if the runaway youth could receive some counseling, then it might help these children and families to solve some of their problems and cut down on running away. Face-to-face and phone interviews were conducted to determine the best methods for reaching these youth. Four primary approaches were chosen as methods to access these youth and their families. The first strategy involved setting up life-skill groups that would teach these children to handle themselves and their emotions. The second strategy used the municipal courts for those who refused the services offered to them through the program. The third design centered on advertising the program through visits to schools and agencies, using television and radio, and other forms of communication. Open lines of communication, between this program and other agencies involved with children, was chosen as a path to resolve problems experienced in helping these children. Implications of the study are discussed. (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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