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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241024     Find in a Library
  Title: Admission and Discharge Differences for Continuum and Non-Continuum Youth in a Staff-Secure Residential Program
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  Author(s): Gail L. Smith, B.S. ; Amy L. Stevens, M.A. ; Jonathan C. Huefner, Ph.D.
  Journal: Residential Treatment for Children & Youth  Volume:29  Issue:2  Dated:April - June 2012  Pages:118 to 131
  Date Published: 05/2012
  Page Count: 14
  Annotation: This study examined admission data for differences between two groups of youth in a staff-secure treatment setting.
  Abstract: This study examined admission data for differences between two groups of youth in a staff-secure treatment setting: one came from a locked setting within the same integrated continuum and the other came from outside the continuum. Results showed that youth who entered the less restrictive program directly were more aggressive and on more medications than youth who stepped down from the more restrictive setting. Results also showed that while disruptive behavior improved for both groups, there was a smaller group of youth who did not improve during treatment and who were ultimately stepped up to a higher level of care. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
  Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers
  Index Term(s): Problem behavior ; Psychiatric services ; Age group comparisons ; Juvenile treatment methods ; Dual diagnosis
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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