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ERIC Number: EJ710390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-1
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Chaotic Thinking, Challenging Behavior: A Reality Rub
Laursen, Erik K.; Peterson, Dawn
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v13 n4 p236 Win 2005
This intervention targets distortions in thinking which contribute to conflict with students and staff. After numerous assault charges in her school, June was placed in residential treatment. During her first sixty days, she experienced several crisis situations which included assaults on staff and students, physical restraints, and eventual separation from the group culture. Prior to placement, she committed so many assaults in a short period of time that her charges escalated from misdemeanors to felonies. At the time of the incident, June was fifteen years old, had a below average intellectual ability, and had been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and ADHD. She was on several medications to help stabilize her behaviors. June struggled to form relationships with adults or students and had been verbally disrespectful towards both during times of crisis. This article describes the following events in June's life: The Incident; Drain-Off Stage; Timeline Stage (contains transcript of interview with June at this stage); The Central Issue Stage; The Insight Stage (contains transcript of interview with June at this stage); New Skills Stage; and the Transfer of Learning Stage.
Crisis Prevention Institute. Circulation Department, 3315 North 124th Street Suite H, Brookfield, WI 53005. Tel: 800-285-7910; Fax: 262-783-2360; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia