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NCJ Number: 135819 Find in a Library
Title: Serious Behavior Problems in Adolescence and Their Treatment in a Rehabilitation Center under the Youth Protection Act
Journal: Criminologie  Volume:23  Issue:1  Dated:special issue (Summer 1990)  Pages:7-39
Author(s): C Messier
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 32
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This study surveys the problems and evaluates the treatment of 167 male and female juveniles (age 12 to 17) in a Quebec rehabilitation center.
Abstract: The sample population had been sent to the center because of severe behavior problems which their parents could not control. Three questionnaires solicited information from the juvenile protection agency, the educators at the rehabilitation center, and the juveniles themselves. Each of the juveniles revealed numerous behavior problems (4.4 different problems on average) including drug consumption, scholastic problems, running away, and alcohol consumption. After studying the treatment approaches, the study concludes that the juveniles overall benefited from their stay at the center. However, to address the problems of these juveniles more effectively, the study recommends to open more of the group settings to girls, to create special treatment programs for addicts and sexually troubled juveniles, to limit the stay to a maximum of 6 months, and to station social workers at public schools to help in prevention and early detection. 28 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile rehabilitation
Index Term(s): Foreign juvenile delinquency; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile treatment evaluation; Quebec
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