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Behavioral Assessment - 2003

Bethesda Family Services Foundation
Level E Residential Program for Females - 2003
Behavioral Assessment of Juveniles Served

 

The purpose of the assessment was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Bethesda Models of Relational Healing and Peer Governance in reducing the frequency and intensity of offending, negative and/or antisocial behaviors of the residents in Bethesda's Level E Residential Program located in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, funded by the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs.
 
The overall results depicted by the presentations on the following pages strongly indicate that the implementation and application of Bethesda Family Services Foundation's Relational Healing and Peer Governance Models significantly decrease the frequency and intensity of negative and unproductive behaviors in delinquent and/or troubled youth.  This is evidenced by the fact that the basis of all treatment and program services was Relational Healing and Peer Governance.

 

The following is an overview of the findings based on the data collected.  Attachment B includes graphs illustrating these findings.
 

 
FREQUENCY
INTENSITY
 
OFFENSE
% CHANGE AT MIDTERM
% CHANGE AT DISCHARGE
% CHANGE AT MIDTERM
% CHANGE AT DISCHARGE
Verbal Abuse
-64
-81
-69
-81
The frequency of verbal abuse committed by residents decreased by 64% at midterm and by 81% at discharge.  The intensity of verbal abuse decreased by 69% at midterm and 81% at discharge.
Property Damage
-100
-100
-100
-100
The frequency and intensity of property damage decreased by 100% at midterm.  Additionally, there was no evidence of property damage by any resident at discharge. 
Physical Assault
-95
-100
-89
-100
The frequency of physical assault committed by residents decreased by 95% at midterm and by 100% at discharge.  The intensity of physical assault decreased by 89% at midterm and 100% at discharge.
Self Destruction
+25
-50
-71
-86
The frequency of self destruction committed by residents increased at midterm, but the intensity decreased by 71%.  However, by the time the residents were discharged, there was a decrease in self-destruction by 50%.  Intensity also decreased by 86%. 
AWOL/Runaway
-87
-94
-72
-91
The frequency of AWOL/runaways committed by residents decreased by 25% at midterm and by 88% at discharge.  The intensity of AWOL/runaways decreased by 34% at midterm and 99.9% at discharge.
Truancy
-93
-100
-75
-100
The frequency of truancy committed by residents decreased by 93% at midterm and by 100% at discharge.  The intensity of truancy decreased by 75% at midterm and 100% at discharge.
Incorrigibility
-46
-72
-75
-75
The frequency of incorrigibility committed by residents decreased by 46% at midterm and by 72% at discharge.  The intensity of incorrigibility decreased by 75% both at midterm and at discharge.
Delinquency Offenses
-100
-100
-100
-100
The frequency and intensity of delinquency offenses committed by residents decreased by 100% at midterm and continued at discharge.  No residents committed delinquency offenses while in the program.
Drug/Alcohol Abuse
-100
-100
-100
-100
 

 

No residents used drugs or alcohol while in the program.
 
 
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