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Title: Behavior Management in Juvenile Detention and Corrections: Programmatic Strategy
Journal: Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1995)  Pages:1-15
Author(s): N G Griffis
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 15
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The use of a token economy system in juvenile detention and corrections can facilitate personal interaction, positive reinforcement, rule system clarity, proper use of punishment, program note taking, fair resident evaluation, and adherence to rules by both staff and residents.
Abstract: Behavior management requires an understanding of human psychological functioning and staff interaction strategies that result in cooperative and appropriate or at least acceptable resident behavior in juvenile correctional facilities. Behavior management is discussed in two parts: (1) personal interaction strategies and behavior management techniques; and (2) programmatic strategies and techniques related to the structure and environment of juvenile detention and corrections programs. The focus is on both physical and human environments, program rules, reinforcement of good behavior, punishment of undesirable behavior, and group discussions and activities. The use of a token economy system to reward positive efforts and punish intentional negative efforts is discussed, along with the benefits of a resident level system as an additional positive reinforcement method to reward good behavior and show progress in learning appropriate behavior. 15 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Behavioral objectives; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile detention; Motivation; Problem behavior; Punishment; Token economies
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