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An Exploratory Study Of Runaway Female Adolescents In A Residential Treatment Center, Mary E. Cook, Stan Jasper Jan 1976

An Exploratory Study Of Runaway Female Adolescents In A Residential Treatment Center, Mary E. Cook, Stan Jasper

Dissertations and Theses

If correctional institutions are to function according to established criteria, that is, to “correct” the deviant behavior of juvenile delinquents, then one obvious requirement is to have continuous contact with that individual over a period of time. This research project is one attempt to study runaways from the juvenile delinquent girls institution. This study specifically focuses on what factors influence a girl to run away and what factors encourage her to stay at Villa St. Rose.

Both researchers discovered in working at Villa St. Rose that one the biggest obstacles for the treatment program was the number of runaways that ...


A Study Of Runaway Behavior And Other Factors Impeding Treatment At Albertina Kerr Center, A Residential Treatment Center For Girls, June Anderson, Mary Coleman, Kristi Kennen, Tom Ross Jan 1976

A Study Of Runaway Behavior And Other Factors Impeding Treatment At Albertina Kerr Center, A Residential Treatment Center For Girls, June Anderson, Mary Coleman, Kristi Kennen, Tom Ross

Dissertations and Theses

This report is a descriptive analysis of data obtained from the files of girls terminated from treatment at Albertina Kerr Center between January 1st, 1975 and July 1st, 1976. The purpose of the study is to identify factors that contribute to the high runaway rate which plagues the Center, and to offer the agency suggestions for dealing with the growing problem.

Our findings suggest that there are two groups of residents who are apt to be prematurely terminated from the program due to running behavior. We have called the first group character disordered children, while the second consists ...