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NCJ Number: 120161 Find in a Library
Title: Counseling Troubled Adolescents: An Evaluation of a Statewide Training Program
Journal: Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare  Volume:16  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:95-108
Author(s): S Mitchell; A White; W S Wright; P J Pecora
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 14
Grant Number: 08-CT0054101
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Participant Action Planning Approach (PAPA) was used to evaluate the impact of statewide training on casework techniques for counseling troubled adolescents and their families.
Abstract: During their training, participants developed action plans of behaviors they wanted to implement in their counseling. Interviews conducted with the participants two months later indicated that a number of these action items were successfully used as nonconventional therapeutic techniques, and that caseworkers found the process had been helpful. Recommendations for using the PAPA method include phone interviews, expanded action plan development, skills practice, follow-up letters, supervisory involvement, and extensive evaluation period. 1 table, 24 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Training evaluation
Index Term(s): Counseling techniques; Juvenile educational services; Juvenile mental health services
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