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NCJ Number: 30725 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: AKRON (OH) - LEIBERMAN FAMILY CENTER - EXEMPLARY PROJECT SCREENING AND VALIDATION REPORTS
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2505-05-J3-75
Sale Source: Abt Associates, Inc
55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PROJECT WAS DESIGNED TO SERVE YOUTH WHOSE ANTISOCIAL OR DEVIANT BEHAVIOR IS DETERMINED TO BE A FUNCTION OF THE BREAKDOWN IN FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS.
Abstract: YOUTHS WHO ARE REFERRED AT INTAKE TO THE FAMILY CENTER PARTICIPATE WITH THEIR FAMILIES IN A PROCESS OF SHORT-TERM (90 DAYS), GOAL-SPECIFIC, CONJOINT THERAPY, WHICH IS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT THE YOUTH'S BEHAVIOR IS INEXTRICABLY DEPENDENT UPON THE INTERACTIONS OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS, AND THAT IN ORDER TO TREAT ONE, ALL MEMBERS MUST BE INVOLVED. ATTEMPTS ARE MADE TO INDUCE SPECIFIC BEHAVIORAL CHANGES AND, THROUGH THEM, TO ESTABLISH WITHIN THE FAMILY THE CAPACITY TO RESOLVE OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE IN THE FUTURE. THE ELIGIBILITY OF POTENTIAL PROJECT PARTICIPANTS WAS ACCORDING TO CRITERIA THOUGHT TO BE INDICATIVE OF AMENABILITY TO FAMILY THERAPY AND INCLUDED SERIOUSNESS OF OFFENSE, DURATION OF THE PROBLEM LEADING TO THE COURT REFERRAL, PRIOR CONTACT WITH SOCIAL AND LEGAL AGENCIES, BEHAVIOR, PARENTAL AND FAMILY STRUCTURE, EFFECT DEMONSTRATED BY FAMILY MEMBERS, SOCIO-ECONOMIC LEVEL, SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, AND FAMILY WILLINGNESS TO ENGAGE IN CONJOINT COUNSELING. THIS VALIDATION REPORT EXAMINES PROJECT STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES IN RELATION TO THE EXEMPLARY PROJECT SELECTION CRITERIA OF GOAL ACHIEVEMENT, REPLICABILITY, MEASURABILITY, EFFICIENCY, AND ACCESSIBILITY, MAJOR PROJECT STRENGTHS INCLUDED PROJECT INTEGRATION INTO THE OPERATION OF THE JUVENILE COURT AND A WELL CONCEIVED AND EXECUTED TRAINING PROGRAM; PROJECT WEAKNESSES INVOLVED PROBLEMS OF PROGRAM EVALUATION CAUSED BY A LACK OF SIMILARITY BETWEEN CONTROL AND EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS AND A STRAINED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CENTER AND ITS REFERRAL SOURCE, THE INTAKE PROBATION OFFICE. THIS PROJECT DID NOT RECEIVE AN EXEMPLARY DESIGNATION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Family counseling; Juvenile counseling; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile court intake; Juvenile courts; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile status offenders; LEAA exemplary programs; Objectives; Ohio; Program evaluation
Note: EXEMPLARY PROJECT - VALIDATION REPORT
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