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NCJ Number: 98195 Find in a Library
Title: Effects Coincident With the Presence and Absence of a One-Shot Interview Directed at Families of Runaways
Journal: Journal of Social Service Research  Volume:8  Issue:1  Dated:(Fall 1984)  Pages:71-81
Author(s): R D'Angelo
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 11
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Despite two decades of government interest in runaway youth, unanswered questions remain concerning the value of interventions directed at families of runaways.
Abstract: In an experiment designed to assess effects associated with a one-shot intervention and its absence, Ohio State University researchers found that families exposed to intervention achieved modest gains mainly associated with improvements in youths' school adjustment, parents' self concept and use of community resources. Families that refused treatment declined on several measures of family cohesion. Families not provided with an opportunity for intervention showed both gains and losses, but failed to match the range of gains made by those exposed to intervention. The researchers concluded that early treatment intervention improved the chances of conflict resolution, and the absence of such intervention increased the likelihood of declining cohesion in families of runaways. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Family crisis intervention units; Runaways
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