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A Multiple Family Group Program For At Risk Adolescents And Their Families

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Published by Charles C. Thomas Publisher .
Written in English


  • Psychiatry - General,
  • Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent,
  • Psychology,
  • Medical / Nursing,
  • Adolescent psychotherapy,
  • Family psychotherapy,
  • Group psychotherapy for teenag,
  • Group psychotherapy for teenagers

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsJohn N., Jr. Secor (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9653556M
ISBN 100398075530
ISBN 109780398075538

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Evaluation of Raising Adolescent Families Together program: A medical home for adolescent mothers and their children. 4 Adolescent mothers are at risk for depression and low self-esteem, and face significant health and socioeconomic risks and their children face significant long-term risks, with increased rates of adolescent. Our intervention—GREAT Families—is composed of 15 weekly multiple family group meetings (e.g., 4–6 families per group) and addresses parenting practices (discipline, monitoring), family relationship characteristics (communication, support, cohesion), parental involvement and investment in their child's schooling, parent and school relationship building, and planning for Cited by: In book: Contemporary issues facing families: An interdisciplinary dialogue (pp) of family members. Family risk factors for children include a single-parent household, the. A specialized foster care program in which community families are recruited, trained, and closely supervised as they take a teenager into their homes. Victim-Offender Mediation (VOM) A restorative justice process in which a young person who has committed an act of delinquency will meet with the victim of her or his act, as well as a mediator.

Numerous reviews have identified Functional Family Therapy (FFT) as one of the emerging evidence-based intervention programs for at-risk adolescent youth and their families (Elliott, ; Alexander & Sexton, ; Sexton, et al., ; Waldron & Turner, ). FFT has an established record of outcome studies that demonstrate its efficacy with Cited by: Snohomish County Government Rockefeller Avenue Everett, WA Phone: that may contribute to certain behavior. For example, adolescents from multi-problem families face an elevated risk of pregnancy, school failure, and substance use,14 Fortunately, program effects often extend beyond the outcome that was specifically targeted. A . environments in which children develop. For example, it could be said that the family is at risk. Families are the most critical setting for the development of children, and family risk factors, such as poverty, single parenthood, and low parental education levels, regularly have been found to undermine children’s development.