Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
David J. Srebalus.
The purpose of the study was to assess archival data to determine what variables are related to successful discharge from a residential treatment program for adolescents with behavioral disorders. The records of 120 residents of a Northern Virginia residential treatment program were reviewed from January 1999 to January 2001. The researcher was interested in determining what predictor variables, such as: intake demographic and intake assessments relate to outcome, such as: discharge assessments, discharge planning, and discharge GPA. Results indicated that students who are successfully discharged from this program at intake are typically: (1) older, (2) less oppositional, (3) engage in less externalizing behaviors, (4) receive fewer restrictions, and (5) improve achievement scores while at the facility.
Tortorello, Taji, "Treatment outcome for male adolescents in residential placement" (2003). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1901.