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NCJ Number: 62909 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: DEVELOPING PREVENTION SERVICES - A PLANNING GUIDE FOR COMMUNITIES AND PROGRAMS - PART 1
Corporate Author: National Network
United States of America
Editor(s): L HUTCHINS
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 74
Sponsoring Agency: McDonald's Corporation
Oak Brook, IL 60521
National Network
Washington, DC 20036
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20201
Sale Source: National Network
1705 DeSales Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS GUIDE SERVES AS AN AID FOR COMMUNITIES AND PROGRAMS DEVELOPING PREVENTION SERVICES FOR RUNAWAY YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Abstract: IT INCLUDES A HISTORY AND THEORY OF PREVENTION THAT DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT OF RUNAWAY SERVICES AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE RUNAWAY PROGRAM MODEL FROM CRISIS INTERVENTION TO PREVENTION. A DISCUSSION ON PAST PREVENTION THEORIES LEADS INTO THE MODERN DEFINITION OF PREVENTION WHICH EMPHASIZES CLIENT PARTICIPATION IN SELF-HELP ORIENTED PROGRAMS. TEN PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION ARE OUTLINED, INCLUDING THE NECESSITY OF MOBILIZING THE TOTAL COMMUNITY NETWORK, PROVIDING LONG-TERM COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL ALTERNATIVES FOR YOUTH WHO CANNOT LIVE AT HOME, AND PROMOTING THE ACCESSIBILITY AND RESPONSIVENESS OF PREVENTION PROGRAMS TO ALL COMMUNITY RESIDENTS. A SURVEY OF THESE FIVE BASIC KINDS OF PREVENTION SERVICES HAS ALSO BEEN DEVELOPED: (1) PREVENTION COUNSELING AND TRAINING; (2) RECREATION AND CULTURAL ARTS; (3) YOUTH PARTICIPATION AND ENABLEMENT; (4) COMMUNITY OUTREACH, ORGANIZING, AND NETWORKING; AND (5) ALTERNATIVE LIVING SITUATIONS AND AFTERCARE. STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING PREVENTION IN COMMUNITIES AND PROGRAMS FOCUS ON SERVICES (I.E., DEVELOPING PARENT EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUPS), INSTITUTIONS (I.E., DEVELOPING ADVOCACY SERVICES), AND SYSTEMS (I.E., DEVELOPING NETWORKS FOR SHARING INFORMATION). A LIST OF RESOURCES FOR PREVENTION AND THE RUNAWAY CENTERS PARTICIPATING IN THE 1978 PREVENTION STUDY ARE INCLUDED. ILLUSTRATIONS AND SOME FOOTNOTES ARE PROVIDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Community action programs; Community involvement; Community resources; Community support; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Runaways; Self-help programs; Self-help therapy
Note: PREVENTION SERIES
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