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ERIC Number: EJ867901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
A Journey from Coercion to Building Courage
DeSalvatore, Gino; Millspaugh, Carla; Long, Cindy
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v17 n4 p23-29 2009
Historically, behavior management in treatment settings has focused on external controls such as points, tokens, and level systems. This article describes one program's transformation where troubled youth develop internal controls and become active participants in their own change. The authors describe their program's journey to help troubled and troubling youth develop their own controls through empowerment, internalization, praise, support, and teaching. While there may be many reservations about this move away from more controlling behavior management methods such as point and level systems, the result came about through a long, challenging, and sometimes difficult process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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