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  1. 1. Crisis Residential Center Directions Program Evaluation<br />Jacob Campbell, Shireen Wheeler, Jennifer Boisen<br />
  2. 2. Problem<br />Homeless youth living without family make up 1% of the total urban homeless population<br />There were about 1,682,900 youth who ran away or were forced out of their homes in 2002<br />Many come from chaotic homes<br />Issues with school attendance<br />Face developing mental disorders, physical health issues and conduct disorder <br />
  3. 3. Interventions<br />The importance of the environment <br />The milieu <br />Relationship with staff<br />Group Work<br />Skills<br />Relationships<br />Family Therapy<br />Reunification<br />Referrals <br />
  4. 4. Limitations of the Literature<br />Few recent studies on residential programs working with this population<br />Even fewer studies looked at the programs from the client’s perspective<br />Our study focuses mostly on client perspective <br />
  5. 5. Research Question and Why it Matters<br />Research Question:<br />What is the effectiveness of the CRC Directions Program for the financial grant years 2006-2008?<br /> The objective is to analyze the impact that the Directions Program has on its clients and their families. <br />Identify procedures and interventions that need to be improved.<br />Give a voice to former clients and their families.<br />Aid other programs such as the Hope Centers and Basic Centers in addition to the CRC . <br />
  6. 6. The Study<br />Participants<br />Former clients of the CRC Directions Program, from between October 1, 2006 and September 30, 2008, and their legal guardians<br />127 former clients and 127 adults<br />Data Collection Methods and Procedures<br />Client files will be studied<br />Surveys will be sent to the parents and the youth <br />GAIN-SS<br />In-depth one on one interview<br />
  7. 7. QUESTIONS<br />

Editor's Notes

  • This background data will include demographics, programmatic statistics, client histories, and pretest GAIN-SS scores

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