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Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
Directions Program Effectiveness Study Results
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  • Major mental health concerns: depression, conduct disorder, and physical health issues
  • Family work leads to family reconciliationreunification leads to improvements on various aspects such as ed, runaway Bx, and family stability FS to SA
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    • 1. The Crisis Residential Center’s
      Direction Program
      Effectiveness Study
    • 2. To Those Who Made This All Possible
      Research Fellows
      Jennifer Boisen
      Jacob Campbell
      Shireen Wheeler
      Supportive Figures
      Eastern Washington University
      • Dr. Ed Byrnes
      • 3. Katie Clemons-Handy
      • 4. Dr. Sarah Keller
      • 5. Dr. Kim Stansbury
      Crisis Residential Center
      • Brandon Livingston
      • 6. Teresa Wright
    • Presentation Roadmap
      What it’s all about
      What we did
      What it means
      What to take away
    • 7. Literature Review
      What it’s all about
    • 8. Working with At-risk Youth
      Reasons for Runaway and Homeless Youth
      Support and nurturing
      Single parent homes
      Abuse and neglect
      Substance use / abuse
      Common Problems
      Academic
      Positive social networks
      Mental & physical health issues
    • 9. Programs & At-risk Youth
      Milieu environment
      Individual
      Group
      Family
      Referrals
    • 10. About the CRC
      YFA Connections
      Safety-net for Spokane
      General population
      Three programs
    • 11. Methodology
      What we did
    • 12. Methodology
      The Plan:
      Archive data from files.
      Demographics, programmatic info, hx & GAIN-SS
      Parent surveys
      Quantitative & Qualitative.
      Client surveys
      Post GAIN-SS
      In-depth interviews
      Reality:
      Archive data from files.
      Demographics, programmatic info. & hx.
      Parent surveys
      Qualitative only.
    • 13. Data Analysis
      Data from files
      Descriptive Analyses
      Demographic variables
      Programmatic variables
      Client history & issues
      Cross tabulation
      Chi Square
      Qualitative info
      Look for commonalities and use to support/discuss findings/recommendations.
    • 14. }{ Findings }{}{ Limitations}{}{}{ Implications
      What it means
    • 15. AGE
      The majority of the youth, 31, were 14 years old. This is followed by 16 year olds, 17 and 15 year olds 28, 25, and 25 respectively. Thirteen year olds constituted the least at 19.
    • 16. Length of Stay
      The average stay or mean for the youth was 190.30. In addition, there was the same number youth who spent more than 187 hours and spent less than 187 hours. The most frequent length of stay was 1.5 hours.
    • 17. Gender
      The majority of the youth were female at 67 and the next was highest was male at 58. There was 1 individual who said that they felt that they were a woman instead of a man.
    • 18. Limitations
      • Time
      • 19. Response rate
      • 20. Outdated information
      • 21. Biases-social bias
      • 22. Not being able to support our hypotheses
      • 23. Only sent surveys to legal guardian addresses
      • 24. Instrumentation not tested and no control group
    • Implications for Social Work
      Further research
      Begins to determine the effectiveness of the program
    • 25. }{ Correlative data }{}{ Recommendations }{}{}{ Future research }{}{}{}{ Conclusions
      What to take away
    • 26. Correlative data
      Homelessness & School Status
      n = 21 yes homeless
      Problems: Irregular, dropped out, suspended, and expelled
      Total: 33.4%
      Pearson Chi-Square: 0.351
    • 27. Correlative data
      Homelessness & Mental Health Issues
      n = 21 yes homeless
      n = 35 yes mental health issues
      Problems: Issues related to the mental health status of youth or family members
      Total: 23.8%
      Pearson Chi-Square: 0.000 (a. 5 cells (55.6%) have expected count less than 5. The minimum expected count is .13.)
    • 28. Correlative data
      Family Sessions & Household Dynamics
      n = 120 yes household dynamics
      Problems: issues related to interactions and interrelationships within the household (for example, frequent arguments between household members
      By the numbers: 0 hours -> 26.7% || 0.01-2 hours -> 26.7% || 2.01-4 hours -> 24.2% || 4.01- 6 hours -> 21.7% || Over 6.01 hours -> 0.8% ||
      Pearson Chi-Square: 0.758
    • 29. Correlative data
      Family Sessions & Drug Use and Abuse
      n = 31 yes Drug Use and Abuse
      Pearson Chi-Square: 0.907
    • 30. Recommendations
      File / data collection
      Aftercare
      Follow-up
      More training regarding therapy
      More individual time
      Substance use / abuse
    • 31. Future Research
      In-depth interviews
      More surveys
      Secondary paper
    • 32. Conclusion
      New questions
      Poor and dynamic data
      Expected data continuation
    • 33. Questions
      ?’s

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