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NCJ Number: 164330 Find in a Library
Title: Woodward Academy Community Residential Program
Corporate Author: Youth Services International
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Youth Services International
Estherville, IA 51334
Sale Source: Youth Services International
P.O. Box 515
Estherville, IA 51334
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Woodward Academy is a residential facility for delinquent males ages 13-17 and is located in Woodward, Iowa.
Abstract: The program mixes intensive prosocial behavior training with physical and confidence training, academic education, and vocational education within a positive peer environment. This structured program model combines a foundation of discipline, responsibility, and self-esteem through training and by confronting the young offenders' negative behavior and providing them with health alternatives. A drug treatment component uses the basic principles of the structured residential program with the addition of a drug treatment group 1 hour per day, 5 days a week. The Woodward program prepares youth for a comprehensive, ongoing aftercare schedule administered by juvenile court personnel, the Department of Human Services, or both. A care plan is developed and written for each student within 2 weeks of admission based on the information collected by the referral worker, information from the student's family, and the assessment tests completed throughout the week.
Main Term(s): Juvenile residential treatment centers
Index Term(s): Iowa; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile rehabilitation; Treatment techniques
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