Adlerian parent education courses teach parents skills to help children and adolescents become independent, confident, capable adults. While children are in residential treatment settings, youth care workers take on the role of the parent. It is important to train both the parents and the youth care workers to produce the best outcomes. Several research studies were reviewed to support the positive outcome of Adlerian parent education programs. An experiential project was developed specifically to train youth care workers on the same concepts presented in Adlerian parent education courses. The information and examples were modified to fit the treatment setting. Participants of the youth care worker training received valuable skills to help them with current issues of concern, and tools to help them excel in their jobs. Incorporation of these skills into the current program will provide students with a smooth transition home, and continued success in their lives.
Skills Training for Working with Intense Teens in Residential Treatment
Erica Sue Hough
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