ERIC Number: ED460506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
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Replication of a Crisis Shelter Model of Care in Staff Secure Detention Programs.
Teare, John F.; Castrianno, Lynn M.; Novicoff, Carolyn D.; Peterson, Roger; Authier, Karen; Daly, Daniel
This paper presents preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of a model of care designed to provide safe and effective services in both short-term shelter and short-term staff secure detention programs. Boys Town short-term crisis shelter programs were designed to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for homeless and runaway youth in need of short-term crisis services. The program also offers a range of short-term residential programs. A study involving more than 2,000 admissions to these programs between January 1994 and July 1995 indicates that youth from seven shelters demonstrated remarkable similarity in their profiles. Youth problems included delinquent behavior, school problems, substance use issues, out of control behavior, and mental health issues. Family stressors were also identified and included substance use, criminal involvement, parental marital problems, parental financial issues, and parental discipline issues. Indicators of the success of the short-term residential and staff secure detention programs included: (1) low occurrence of negative incidents, including physical aggression, out of control behavior, runaway, inappropriate behavior and suicidal gestures; (2) high participant satisfaction; and (3) the percentage of youth reunified with their families. (CR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Children, Emotional Disturbances, Family Problems, Family Relationship, Mental Disorders, Models, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Residential Programs, Runaways, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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