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NCJ Number: 64980 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: TEACHING-FAMILY HANDBOOK - GROUP LIVING ENVIRONMENTS ADMINISTERED BY PROFESSIONAL TEACHING-PARENTS FOR YOUTHS IN TROUBLE
Author(s): E L PHILLIPS; E A PHILLIPS; D L FIXSEN; M M WOLF
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 234
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20201
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20203
US Dept of Health,Education, and Welfare
Bethesda, MD 20014
Grant Number: MH16609; MH20030; 74-35064/7; HD 03144; HD 02528
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS HANDBOOK DESCRIBES A FAMILY-STYLE TREATMENT PROGRAM FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH SERIOUS BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS. PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF ACHIEVEMENT PLACE IN LAWRENCE, KANS., INDICATE ITS BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION METHODS WORK.
Abstract: THE ACHIEVEMENT PLACE PROGRAM IS ADMINISTERED BY TWO PROFESSIONAL TEACHING-PARENTS TRAINED IN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROCEDURES, REMEDIAL EDUCATION TECHNIQUES, JUVENILE LAW, THE ORGANIZATION OF SEMI-SELF-GOVERNMENT, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AND ADMINISTRATION. THE TREATMENT PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM FEEDBACK AND INSTRUCTION TO THE YOUTHS WHEN THEY FIRST ENTER THE PROGRAM. AS SKILLS AND SELF-CONTROL ARE DEVELOPED, THE STRUCTURED ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM ARE REDUCED AND REPLACED BY A MORE NATURAL SET OF FEEDBACK CONDITIONS. AS THE YOUTHS ACCOMPLISH THE GOALS OF THE PROGRAM, WEEKEND HOME VISITS ARE ENCOURAGED. ALL YOUTHS IN ACHIEVEMENT PLACE HAVE BEEN DECLARED DEPENDENT-NEGLECTED OR DELINQUENT BY THE COUNTY JUVENILE COURT AND HAVE BEEN COMMITTED TO THE HOME FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD BY THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE. ALL ARE BETWEEN 12 AND 16 YEARS OLD. THE HANDBOOK DESCRIBES THE DAILY ROUTINE AT ACHIEVEMENT PLACE; THE MOTIVATION SYSTEM; SELF-GOVERNMENT METHODS; THE TEACHING PARENTS AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES; SOCIAL BEHAVIOR GOALS; AND SCHOOL BEHAVIOR. ALSO EXPLAINED ARE REQUIRED HOUSEHOLD MAINTENANCE AND SELF-CARE BEHAVIORS AND THE HOMEWARD BOUND SYSTEM. EXAMPLES OF THE PROGRAM'S RULES, RECORDKEEPING, A TRAINING GUIDE FOR TEACHING-PARENTS, AN EXAMPLE HANDBOOK FOR THE NATURAL PARENTS, OPERATIONAL DETAILS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE APPENDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--PRG)
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Behavioral objectives; Discipline; Feedback; Juvenile counseling; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile foster homes; Juvenile group houses; Kansas; Motivation; Problem behavior; Socialization; Token economies
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