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Presented at the 18th Annual Research Conference
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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F
Presenting: Lesley Slavin
All Authors for this paper: Lesley Slavin; Jo Ayers; Alfred Arensdorf
Presentation Type: poster presentation
Synopsis: Youth with SEBD in residential treatment centers frequently end their stays prematurely by running away. Representatives from state-contracted centers in Hawaii participated in a series of meetings in the spring of 2004 to explore the magnitude of this problem and methods of addressing elopement. Exploration of system data reveled that elopement from residential care is a substantial problem that accounts for close to a third of premature terminations. Interventions found to be clinically helpful fall into several categories: (a) carefully assessing youths' elopement risk, (b) providing external environmental controls, (c) helping youth develop internal controls, and (d) providing positive experiences.
Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Presentation Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM