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ERIC Number: EJ654464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Does Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Really Work?
Russell, Keith C.
Journal of Therapeutic Wilderness Camping, v2 n2 p5-10 Sum-Fall 2002
Outdoor behavioral healthcare (OBH), using wilderness therapy and related outdoor programming, is an emerging treatment for adolescents with behavioral, psychological, and substance abuse disorders. A literature review examining OBH outcomes related to self-concept, interpersonal skills, substance abuse, criminal recidivism, and behavioral and emotional symptoms indicates positive OBH outcomes, but post-treatment effects are less clear. (Contains 48 references.) (SV)
Box 70548 Human Development & Learning, East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City, TN 37614-1707; Tel: 423-439-4189; email: (subscription included with membership in the National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camps; back issues and article reprints available).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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