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Presented at the 17th Annual Research Conference

A Qualitative Analysis of Caregiver Strain in Families of Court-Involved Youth

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Session Number: 2000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: James Frabutt; Margaret Arbuckle; April Forsbrey

All Authors for this paper: James Frabutt; Margaret Arbuckle; April Forsbrey

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: If mental health practitioners are to be effective agents of change for court-involved youth and their families, theory-based services and interventions must be grounded in the challenges and concerns facing the caregivers of delinquent youth. However, little attention has been paid to extracting detail and description from the lived experience of these caregivers through open-ended, qualitative methods. Therefore, predicated on the notion that effective interventions for youth violence must simultaneously address caregiver needs, the purpose of the current investigation was to examine, through qualitative inquiry, the central demands, responsibilities, difficulties, and challenges in these caregivers' lives.

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2004

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM