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This report uses text, graphs, and tables to present findings of a 1996 survey of 575 adolescents voluntarily participating in residential behavioral treatment facilities in Minnesota. Compared with public school students, these adolescents were: 62 percent male, more likely to be of color, especially American Indian, and twice as likely as other youth to come from single-parent households. Other characteristics of program participants included: high rates of serious family problems (especially parental substance abuse and physical abuse); high rates of sexual abuse; elevated levels of emotional distress; high rates of attempted suicide; high rates of early sexual activity; frequent placement in special classes for learning problems; high rates of antisocial behaviors, including gang involvement and weapons; and extremely high rates of substance abuse. Specific recommendations include: provision of extensive and intensive therapeutic services in cases of physical and sexual abuse; referrals for assessments of parental substance abuse and mental health problems; therapeutic services to address responsible sexual behavior; provision of substance abuse assessment and treatment; therapeutic services focusing on gang involvement and violent behavior; and sensitivity to diverse cultural backgrounds and gender differences. (Contains 28 references.) (DB)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Child Abuse, Cultural Differences, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Family Problems, Intervention, One Parent Family, Racial Factors, Residential Programs, Sex Differences, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Special Classes, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Substance Abuse, Suicide, Tables (Data), Therapy

Minnesota Department of Human Services, Performance Measurement & Quality Improvement Division, 444 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-3865; TDD: 612-296-5705; fax: 612-215-5754.

Autor: Fulkerson, Jayne A.; Harrison, Patricia A.; Beebe, Timothy J.


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