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NCJ Number: 123481 Find in a Library
Title: Transitional Services for Troubled Youths
Corporate Author: Eastern Kentucky University
Dept of Correctional Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475
Sale Source: Eastern Kentucky University
Dept of Correctional Services
105 Stratton
Richmond, KY 40475
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph contains eleven articles examining the history, current status, practices, and future needs of transitional services for troubled youth attempting to return from residential to community settings.
Abstract: The first article explores issues surrounding the development of transition or aftercare services and argues that such services must become an integral and effective part of the juvenile corrections continuum of services. The results of a Delphi survey, designed to assess transition priorities, direction of change related to services, and training needs for professionals, indicates the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the problems facing youth, the agencies and services available to them, and societal and cultural factors that shape perspectives about deviance. The third article suggests that behavior management training for teachers should emphasize preventive planning techniques, anticipatory response techniques, and systematic intervention techniques. The next article traces patterns for institutionalization for child welfare, juvenile corrections, and mental health systems over the 50 years and offers policy implications based on these observations. The results of a national survey of State juvenile correctional transition services are summarized and the experiences of a demonstration transition project in Kentucky are discussed in the following article. The seventh article describes the Parent Support Program developed by the Tulsa County Alternative School. The Behavior Dimensions Rating Scale, described in the next article, can help to identify problem behaviors, educational decision-making, and program and therapeutic intervention evaluations. The final article discusses the results from a nationwide survey of transition program characteristics. Chapter references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile day treatment services
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile residential treatment centers
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