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Behavioral Assessment - 2005

A New Day's Summer 2005 Program
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 youth in the Durham County A New Day Summer Program.

 

 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 male and female delinquent and/or troubled youth.  This is evidenced by the fact that only forms of treatment that the clients received were 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
-10
-32
-24
-56
The frequency of verbal abuse committed by clients decreased by 10% at midterm and by 32% at discharge.  The intensity of verbal abuse decreased by 24% at midterm and 56% at discharge.
Property Damage
-80
-100
-88
-100
The frequency of property damage decreased by 80% at midterm.  The intensity of property damage decreased by 88% at midterm.  There was no evidence of property damage by any client at discharge. 
Physical Assault
-69
-81
-55
-75
The frequency of physical assault committed by clients decreased by 69% at midterm and by 81% at discharge.  The intensity of physical assault decreased by 55% at midterm and 75% at discharge.
Self Destruction
0
-100
+98
-100
The frequency of self destruction committed by clients did not decrease at midterm, and the intensity actually increased by 98%.  However, by the time the clients were discharged, there was no evidence of self destruction by any client.
AWOL/Runaway
-25
-88
-34
-99.9
The frequency of AWOL/runaways committed by clients 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
-37
-87
-87
-99.9
The frequency of truancy committed by clients decreased by 37% at midterm and by 87% at discharge.  The intensity of truancy decreased by 87% at midterm and 99.9% at discharge.
Incorrigibility
-30
-80
-34
-89
The frequency of incorrigibility committed by clients decreased by 30% at midterm and by 80% at discharge.  The intensity of incorrigibility decreased by 34% at midterm and 89% at discharge.
Delinquency Offenses
-100
-100
-100
-100
The frequency and intensity of delinquency offenses committed by clients decreased by 100% at midterm and continued at discharge.  No clients committed delinquency offenses while in the program.
Drug/Alcohol Abuse
-12
-42
-11
-32
The frequency of substance abuse by clients decreased by 12% at midterm and by 42% at discharge.  The intensity of substance abuse decreased by 11% at midterm and 32% at discharge. (Note: The program does not provide substance abuse rehabilitation.)
 
 
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