Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (69 p.)
Albertina Kerr Center for Children, Runaway teenagers, Child psychotherapy -- Residential treatment
This report is a descriptive analysis of data obtained from the files of girls terminated from treatment at Albertina Kerr Center between January 1st, 1975 and July 1st, 1976. The purpose of the study is to identify factors that contribute to the high runaway rate which plagues the Center, and to offer the agency suggestions for dealing with the growing problem.
Our findings suggest that there are two groups of residents who are apt to be prematurely terminated from the program due to running behavior. We have called the first group character disordered children, while the second consists of children who experience extreme separation anxiety when placed in the institution.
The report concludes with recommendations for dealing with the identified groups.
Anderson, June; Coleman, Mary; Kennen, Kristi; and Ross, Tom, "A Study of Runaway Behavior and Other Factors Impeding Treatment at Albertina Kerr Center, a Residential Treatment Center for Girls" (1976). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2372.