Treatment and Interventions for Young Persons at Risk

  • Annemaree Carroll
  • Stephen Houghton
  • Kevin Durkin
  • John A. Hattie
Part of the Advancing Responsible Adolescent Development book series (ARAD)

There are numerous examples of interventions for youth at risk, including family treatments (Quinn & van Dyke, 2004; Schaeffer & Borduin, 2005; Scherer, 1994), parent-training programs (Bank, Marlowe, Reid, Patterson, & Weinrott, 1991), school-based programs (Freiberg et al., 2005; Frey, Nolen, Van Schoiack Edstrom, & Hirschstein, 2005; Homel et al., 2006), youth justice conferencing (Luke & Lind, 2002; Stewart & Smith, 2004), individual- and group-based cognitive-behavioral programs (Kendall, Reber, McLeer, Epps, & Ronan, 1990; Rohde, Jorgensen, Seeley, & Mace, 2004), and wilderness-type adventure programs (Burdsal & Buel, 1980; Wilson & Lipsey, 2000; Wilson & MacKenzie, 2006). In this chapter, the types of interventions implemented and the outcomes of these are reviewed. We also examine interactive multimedia–based programs because of the increasing interest in their use and then detail our own such program – Mindfields: A Self-Regulatory Intervention to Empower Young People at Risk...


Young Person Restorative Justice Juvenile Offender Juvenile Justice System Recidivism Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annemaree Carroll
    • 1
  • Stephen Houghton
    • 2
  • Kevin Durkin
    • 3
  • John A. Hattie
    • 4
  1. 1.The University of QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.University of Westem AustraliaAustralia
  3. 3.University of StrathclydeUK
  4. 4.University of AucklandNew Zealand

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