TITLE

Treating Delinquent-Prone Adolescents and Preadolescents

AUTHOR(S)
Epstein, Norman; Maragos, Nikos
PUB. DATE
January 1983
SOURCE
Social Work;Jan/Feb83, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on an after-school treatment program designed to meet the need in a school that has many students with a long history of severely disruptive behavior. Youngsters who are in extreme dissonance with their environments require an expansion of the office walls so they can receive the level of therapeutic involvement that they need. These youngsters are relatively free of the burden of accepting responsibility for the causes or effects of their behavior; instead, they tend to project blame for the problems that ensue from their behavior onto their teachers and other adults. The authors' after-school treatment program provides academic remediation and socialization for preadolescent (ages 10-12) and adolescent (ages 13-17) males with a history of acting out at home, in school, and in the community. The treatment methodology of the program bears a resemblance to reality therapy, with its focus on the here and now and its general refusal to accept past history as an unrelenting determinant or excuse for current behavior.
ACCESSION #
5269311

 

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