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Family Empowerment Intervention

An Innovative Service for High-Risk Youths and Their Families

By Letitia C Pallone, Richard Dembo, Robert James Schmeidler

Routledge – 2002 – 214 pages

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Description

Use this important intervention to improve your practice with substance-using youths and their families!

This vital book gives you a detailed review of a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded, long-term clinical trial of the Family Empowerment Intervention (FEI). The subjects are youths who have been arrested and processed at the Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center and their families. With information on the conceptual foundations and clinical practices of the intervention and an examination of its one-year and longer-term impact on these youths’ recidivism and psychosocial functioning, Family Empowerment Intervention: An Innovative Service for High-Risk Youth and Their Families will help you provide better services to these difficult-to-serve clients.

Bringing you up-to-date on all aspects of this unique intervention, this book:

  • examines the pressing need for this kind of intervention
  • gives you an essential overview of the FEI
  • describes the selection process for subject involvement in the project and the methods of data collection used
  • examines the FEI’s impact on crime as well as its short- and long-term impact on and drug and alcohol use
  • suggests ways to improve the FEI
Complete with dozens of easy-to-understand tables and figures as well as five helpful appendixes, this well-referenced volume is essential reading for anyone working with this highly volatile population. Make it a part of your collection today!

Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. The Need for Effective, Cost-Efficient Intervention Services for High-Risk Youths
  • Strengths and Limitations of Case Management and Referral Services
  • A Study of Preliminary Screening
  • The Importance of Family Interventions with an Ecological Focus
  • Criteria for Evaluating Intervention Programs
  • Organization of Report
  • Chapter 2. Overview of Family Empowerment Intervention
  • Theoretical Foundations
  • Goals
  • Structural Intervention Strategies
  • Phases of the Intervention
  • Categories of Families Served by the FEI
  • Involving Families and Moving Them Through the FEI to Graduation
  • The Field Consultants
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Key Supervisory Personnel
  • Clinical Policies
  • Ensuring the Integrity of Intervention Services
  • Implementing the FEI
  • Chapter 3. Youths and Families Involved in the Youth Support Project
  • Setting for the YSP
  • Selecting Youths and Families for Enrollment in the YSP
  • Data-Collection Procedures
  • Characteristics of Youths at Baseline Interview
  • Summary
  • Chapter 4. Impact of the Family Empowerment Intervention on Crime
  • Case Type
  • Official Record Outcomes
  • Self-Reported Delinquency
  • Influence of Change in Project’s Clinical Leadership on Outcomes
  • Chapter 5. Impact of the Family Empowerment Intervention on Alcohol and Other Drug Use
  • Short-Term Impact on Alcohol/Other Drug Use
  • Long-Term Impact on Alcohol/Other Drug Use
  • Influence of Change in Project’s Clinical Leadership on Outcomes
  • Chapter 6. Impact of the Family Empowerment Intervention on Emotional/Psychological Functioning
  • Short-Term Impact on Emotional/Psychological Functioning
  • Long-Term Impact on Emotional Psychological Functioning
  • Influence of Change in Project’s Clinical Leadership on Outcomes
  • Summary of Findings
  • Chapter 7. Conclusions and Directions for the Future
  • Short-Term Impact of the FEI
  • Long-Term Impact of the FEI
  • Could Project Referrals to Services Account for Its Impact, Not the FEI?
  • Cost-Saving Benefits of the FEI
  • How Could the FEI Be Improved?
  • Next Steps
  • Appendix A. Time 1 Summary Measures for Six Sets of Major Variables
  • Appendix B. Parent-Adolescent Communication (Adolescent and Mother Form)
  • Appendix C. Publications Resulting from the Youth Support Project and Family Empowerment Intervention
  • Appendix D. Percentage of ESI Youths, FEI Noncompleters, and FEI Completers Who Reported Receiving Various Services During the Second Follow-Up Period
  • Appendix E. Percentage of ESI Youths, FEI Noncompleters, and FEI Completers Who Reported Receiving Various Services During the Third Follow-Up Period
  • References
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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