Success Stories
 
Achievements & Recognition

Bethesda Family Services Foundation and Bethesda Day Treatment Center* have received a number of important accolades for our work with families in America:

Research conducted by Dr. Kathleen Watts concluded that the Bethesda Relational Healing and Peer Governance Models "
effectively improved student/student, student/staff, and child/parent relationships and improved student behavior and the overall school behavioral climate," and data showed a 45% reduction in average detentions per student.

2007

Featured in an article on North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission website for a cost-effective treatment model utilized by Durham County's
A New Day Program, which explained how important (the Bethesda Model) has been for the clients' mental and emotion well-being, showing that negative behaviors decreased among participants in the program. Authored by Justin Davis, Social Research Associate, North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Center and Kevin Dowd, Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office Summer Intern, Appalachian State University.

2005

Foundation's in-prison program model featured in Prisons Almanac 2005, published by Prisons Foundation.

Achieved lowest recidivism rate in State of Oklahoma for the year 2003 (Tulsa Girls Group Home).

Foundation authorized as a Continuing Education Provider by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

2004

Foundation authorized as a Continuing Education Provider by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Day Treatment Program featured in Effective Program Practices For At-risk Youth, published by Civic Research Institute, authored by James Klopovick, MA, MPA, Michael L. Vasu, PhD, and Douglas L. Yearwood, M.S.

2003

HOPE for Life Program selected as one of 50 Tested Strategies for Faith and Justice Collaboration by the National Crime Prevention Council.

2002

Foundation reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and authorized to offer CEUs for all training programs.

2001

HOPE for Life Program featured in article titled Fathering From Prison: Common Struggles and Successful Solutions, published by the Journal of Psychotherapy, co-authored by Phillip Magaletta, PhD and Dominic Herbst, MS, MA.

2000

Featured in From Rage to Responsibility: Reclaiming Youth and Families in Conflict, a documentary highlighting Bethesda's unique method of family healing, produced by HOPE Foundation.

Listed in the 2000 edition of Guide to Community-Based Alternatives for Low-Risk Juvenile Offenders by the Koch Crime Institute, spotlighting Bethesda as achieving significant declines in juvenile delinquency.

1999

Again named "
Promising Program" by the University of Utah, Department of Health Promotion & Education and OJJDP.

Selected to be featured on Visionaries, a PBS documentary series.

1997

Named "
Promising Program" by the University of Utah, Department of Health Promotion & Education and OJJDP.

1996

Featured nationally in BAD DADS, a one-hour special on the Bethesda Parenting Program, on the FOX TV network, produced by Arnold Shapiro Productions, hosted by George Foreman.

1995

Awarded "Best Youth with Character Development in the State of Pennsylvania" by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (Bethesda student).

Awarded "Best Community-Based Program in the State of Pennsylvania" by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (Philadelphia Day Treatment Center).

Featured in Sticks and Stones national documentary, produced by George Rivera Productions.

1994

Featured throughout North America via satellite in Breaking the Cycle of Violence documentary of the National Educational Service Foundation.

Featured nationally in Victory Over Violence documentary, narrated by Walter Cronkite, produced by Arnold Shapiro Productions.

1993

Presented with Citation for Exemplary Service by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

1992

Recommended for National Award of Excellence to OJJDP by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

Received Gould-Wysinger Award for "exceptional achievements in advancing juvenile justice at the local level" by OJJDP.

1991

Received "national model" status from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (ODDJP).

1987

Recognition for Outstanding Service to Youth and Community by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission.

1982

Awarded Outstanding Education Program by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Recognition for Outstanding Service to Youth and Community by the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission.

 
 
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