Date of Award

1976

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Physical Description

1 online resource (135 p.)

Subjects

Runaway teenagers, Female juvenile delinquents, Female juvenile delinquents, Runaway teenagers

DOI

10.15760/etd.1884

Abstract

If correctional institutions are to function according to established criteria, that is, to “correct” the deviant behavior of juvenile delinquents, then one obvious requirement is to have continuous contact with that individual over a period of time. This research project is one attempt to study runaways from the juvenile delinquent girls institution. This study specifically focuses on what factors influence a girl to run away and what factors encourage her to stay at Villa St. Rose.

Both researchers discovered in working at Villa St. Rose that one the biggest obstacles for the treatment program was the number of runaways that occurred. As a treatment facility having female adolescents in their care, runaways were demoralizing to the staff and debilitating to treatment.

Description

A report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work, Portland State University, 1976.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/12281

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