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ERIC Number: EJ876879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0886-571X
Assessment of Behavior Management and Behavioral Interventions in State Child Welfare Facilities
Wong, Stephen E.
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, v23 n3-4 p105-117 2006
Official state program reviews of 204 substitute care facilities were assessed for the types of behavior management and behavioral interventions used and the extent to which agency practices were consistent with learning theory principles. Data were also collected on the type and number of professional staff available to implement and oversee these procedures. Results showed that a sizable portion of the agencies used restrictive procedures (e.g., "timeout") for response reduction purposes, but without incorporating positive reinforcement programs (e.g., token or point systems, contingent privileges) that would make the application of these procedures humane and therapeutically effective. Program reviews also indicated that relatively small numbers of professionally trained staff were available on-site to supervise the use of behavior management procedures and behavioral interventions. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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