Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (182 p.)
Villa St. Rose (Portland, Or.) Female juvenile delinquents -- Oregon -- Rehabilitation
When juveniles are defined by society as delinquent they are frequently institutionalized. These institutions are referred to as reform schools, correctional institutions or schools, residential care facilities, treatment centers, or variations of the above. They are state sponsored or privately sponsored. Whatever name is on the sign by the front door, each institution is in the business of "people changing."
The excellence of an inanimate product can be measured, weighed, checked, and reproduced; but an altered person is more difficult to measure. If one is in the business of people-changing, it seems important to see if one is in fact changing people.
This study of post institutional adjustment in one privately sponsored girl's residential care facility is an attempt to look at change in a group of released girls measured in the scale devised by the study group).
Ades, H. Marie; Christensen, Kathleen A.; Parnell Bell, Carol L.; Groves, Shirley A.; and Murray, Paul A., "An Analysis of change in girls released from Villa Saint Rose" (1972). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1748.