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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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  • The Crisis Residential Center’s
    Direction Program
    Effectiveness Study
  • To Those Who Made This All Possible
    Research Fellows
    Jennifer Boisen
    Jacob Campbell
    Shireen Wheeler
    Supportive Figures
    Eastern Washington University
    • Dr. Ed Byrnes
    • Katie Clemons-Handy
    • Dr. Sarah Keller
    • Dr. Kim Stansbury
    Crisis Residential Center
    • Brandon Livingston
    • Teresa Wright
  • Presentation Roadmap
    What it’s all about
    What we did
    What it means
    What to take away
  • Literature Review
    What it’s all about
  • 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
  • Programs & At-risk Youth
    Milieu environment
    Individual
    Group
    Family
    Referrals
  • About the CRC
    YFA Connections
    Safety-net for Spokane
    General population
    Three programs
  • Methodology
    What we did
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • }{ Findings }{}{ Limitations}{}{}{ Implications
    What it means
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Limitations
    • Time
    • Response rate
    • Outdated information
    • Biases-social bias
    • Not being able to support our hypotheses
    • Only sent surveys to legal guardian addresses
    • Instrumentation not tested and no control group
  • Implications for Social Work
    Further research
    Begins to determine the effectiveness of the program
  • }{ Correlative data }{}{ Recommendations }{}{}{ Future research }{}{}{}{ Conclusions
    What to take away
  • Correlative data
    Homelessness & School Status
    n = 21 yes homeless
    Problems: Irregular, dropped out, suspended, and expelled
    Total: 33.4%
    Pearson Chi-Square: 0.351
  • 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.)
  • 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
  • Correlative data
    Family Sessions & Drug Use and Abuse
    n = 31 yes Drug Use and Abuse
    Pearson Chi-Square: 0.907
  • Recommendations
    File / data collection
    Aftercare
    Follow-up
    More training regarding therapy
    More individual time
    Substance use / abuse
  • Future Research
    In-depth interviews
    More surveys
    Secondary paper
  • Conclusion
    New questions
    Poor and dynamic data
    Expected data continuation
  • Questions
    ?’s