Controlling Behavior or Reclaiming Youth?

This thought provoking article challenges to reader to take a close look at whether or not we are trying to help children reclaim their lives or if we are just trying to make them more manageable by teaching them to control their behavior.

For Centerstone staff and families,  there is a quiz available for continuing education credit. (See links below).

Here is an excerpt:

“Many programs serving troubled youth struggle with behavior management systems that are not focused on treatment and do not provide the skills needed by youth to transition back to their communities. Looking outside the boundaries of traditional point and level systems can be one way to eliminate these problems. This article describes the authors’ experience in designing reclaiming environments that, ultimately, would replace their programs’ existing point and level systems.…”




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