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Behavioral Assessment - 2004

Bethesda Family Services Foundation
Level E Residential Program for Females - 2004
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
-67
-83
-64
-79
The frequency of verbal abuse committed by residents decreased by 67% at midterm and by 83% at discharge.  The intensity of verbal abuse decreased by 64% at midterm and 79% at discharge.
Property Damage
-50
-100
-50
-100
The frequency and intensity of property damage decreased by 50% at midterm.  Additionally, there was no evidence of property damage by any resident at discharge. 
Physical Assault
-80
-80
-83
-92
The frequency of physical assault committed by residents decreased by 80% at midterm and discharge.  The intensity of physical assault decreased by 83% at midterm and 92% at discharge.
Self Destruction
000
-50
-50
-75
There was no change in the frequency of self destruction committed by residents at midterm, but the intensity decreased by 50%.  However, by the time the residents were discharged, there was a decrease in self-destruction by 50%.  Intensity also decreased by 75%.  (See NOTE on page one.)
AWOL/Runaway
-90
-100
-95
-100
The frequency of AWOL/runaways committed by residents decreased by 90% at midterm and by 100% at discharge.  The intensity of AWOL/runaways decreased by 95% at midterm and 100% at discharge.
Truancy
-100
-100
-100
-100
There was no evidence of truancy committed by residents during their participation in the program.
Incorrigibility
-40
-56
-40
-30
The frequency of incorrigibility committed by residents decreased by 40% at midterm and by 56% at discharge.  The intensity of incorrigibility decreased by 40% at midterm and 30% at discharge.
Delinquency Offenses
-87
-100
-96
-100
The frequency of delinquency offenses committed by residents decreased by 87% at midterm and the intensity of these offenses decreased by 96%.  Between midterm and discharge, no resident committed an offense.
Drug/Alcohol Abuse
-96
-96
-100
-96
The frequency of drug/alcohol use by residents decreased by 96% both at midterm and at discharge.  The intensity of usage decreased by 100% at midterm and 96% at discharge.
 
 
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