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NCJ Number: 30346 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: SURVIVAL CAMPING - A THERAPEUTIC MODE FOR REHABILITATING PROBLEM YOUTH
Author(s): T R COLLINGWOOD
Corporate Author: Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Ctr
University of Arkansas
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Ctr
Little Rock, AR 72203
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20024
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EFFECTS OF A THREE-WEEK CAMPING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO BUILD SELF-CONCEPT IN PROBLEM BOYS THROUGH A SYSTEMATIC SUCCESS PROGRESSION AND THUS READY THEM FOR VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL REHABILITATION.
Abstract: THE THERAPEUTIC CAMP IDEA STEMS FROM THE PREMISE THAT THE EFFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH MUST INTEGRATE GROWTH ON THREE LEVELS, THE PHYSICAL, THE INTELLECTUAL AND THE EMOTIONAL-INTERPERSONAL, AND THAT REHABILITATION OF PROBLEM YOUTH (DRUG ABUSERS, DELINQUENTS, DROPOUTS) MUST INCLUDE THOSE THREE SKILLS. THE 'CAMP CHALLENGE' PROJECT DESCRIBED IN THIS REPORT WAS A COOPERATIVE VENTURE OF THE ARKANSAS REHABILITATION SERVICE, ALDERSGATE METHODIST CAMP OF LITTLE ROCK, AND THE ARKANSAS REHABILITATION RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTER. CONCEIVED AS ONE ELEMENT OF A TOTAL APPROACH TO REHABILITATION FOR 21 PARTICIPANTS, THE CAMP PRESENTED A SYSTEMATIC, FUNCTIONAL PROGRAM OF LEARNING AND APPLYING CAMPING AND SURVIVAL SKILLS. THE PROGRESSION OF PERFORMANCE AND SUCCESS EXPERIENCES PROVED EFFECTIVE IN CAUSING POSITIVE BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDINAL CHANGES IN THE BOYS, AS WELL AS IN IMPROVING THEIR BODY ATTITUDES AND SELF-CONCEPTS. THE CAMP EXPERIENCE, WHICH INTEGRATED THE BOYS' ASSOCIATIONS WITH THEIR REHABILITATION COUNSELORS, WAS DEEMED AS BEING A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTOR TO THE BOYS' SUBSEQUENT VOCATIONAL AND AVOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SUCCESS.
Index Term(s): Arkansas; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Juvenile rehabilitation; Physical training; Problem behavior; Self concept; Success factors; Vocational training; Wilderness programs
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