An Evaluation of a Holistic Program for at-Risk Teens and Their Parents
holistic program, family functioning, adolescent behavioral problems
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Increasing evidence indicates that adolescent behavior problems are related to family functioning. In general, findings have demonstrated the family’s critical role in facilitating developmental outcomes. This study evaluated a 6-week holistic program for at-risk teens and their parents entitled Creating a Responsible Thinker at baseline, post-test, and 3-month follow-up. Results demonstrated gender differences in the program’s effects on self-efficacy, specifically increased self-efficacy for females and reduced self-efficacy among males. Follow-up results suggested that teens reported better communication with their parents. These results underscore the appropriateness of a family-based approach to treatment for at-risk teens and their parents.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Contemporary Family Therapy, v. 29, issue 3, p. 129-145
Scholar Commons Citation
Moore, Kathleen A.; Young, M. Scott; Weir, John M.; and Ochshorn, Ezra, "An Evaluation of a Holistic Program for at-Risk Teens and Their Parents" (2007). Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications. 845.