Managing behavioural treatment : policy and practice with delinquent adolescents /
130523s1995 enka b 001 0 eng
|aHollin, Clive R.
|aManaging behavioural treatment :|bpolicy and practice with delinquent adolescents /|cClive R. Hollin, Kevin J. Epps, and David J. Kendrick.
|aLondon ;|aNew York :|bRoutledge,|cc1995.
|axi, 205 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -195) and indexes.
|aTreatment and delinquency: a behavioural approach -- A model for behavioural management and structure -- Managing behavioural assessment -- Designing and managing the treatment regime -- Staff training and development -- Legality and integrity.
Delinquent adolescents are provided for by a huge network of institutions, ranging from secure units, to probation hostels and units in mainstream schools. The staff who deal with these adolescents come from a wide range of disciplines and training backgrounds, but the most widely used treatment technique is behaviourally oriented. However, most books invariably focus on the mechanics of treatment programmes, and do not address the problems that can occur at a system or policy level. Managing Behavioural Treatment is a clear professional manual for policy implementation. In offering a management perspective on behavioural work, it gives a critique of the organizational structures and policies needed to support effective treatment, and will enable both administrators and practitioners to develop a high-quality service.