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ERIC Number: EJ841648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0886-571X
Staff Perspectives of Precipitants to Aggressive Behavior of Adolescents in Residential Treatment Facilities
dosReis, Susan; Davarya, Sarah
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v25 n2 p85-101 2008
Face-to-face, semistructured interviews with 18 staff in a public psychiatric adolescent residential treatment facility were conducted to obtain an inductive approach to their understanding of what leads to aggressive behavior among adolescents. Staff's views of the precipitants of aggressive behavior centered on three themes: understanding of the adolescent, views of interactions within the milieu, and perspective of the service system policies and procedures. Important service system factors included the culture and climate of professional development, the professional practice standards, and the available resources and technologies. A key message was the need for consistent training and awareness of philosophical differences in staff's approaches. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland