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Adventure therapy for youth with addictions in residential treatment: an analysis of program processes and proximate outcomes

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dc.contributor.supervisor Frankel, Sid (Social Work) en_US
dc.contributor.author Nikkel, Lynette Joy
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-14T19:46:18Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-14T19:46:18Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23214
dc.description.abstract This study evaluated a residential treatment center for youth with addictions that used processes of adventure therapy, family involvement, community, and relationships. The evaluation contributed to filling gaps in the literature by linking processes to proximate outcomes. A mixed methods design used quantitative data from 2005-2013 program statistics and 93 Resiliency Canada Questionnaires, as well as qualitative data from 17 formal interviews, 12 informal interviews, and observation of 12 participants. A program description was provided for context and transferability. Results indicated that (a) the program demonstrated fidelity with the logic model, (b) clients’ had raised awareness of strengths, (c) youth shared experiences of the impact of addiction, (d) youth lived healthy, substance-free lives, (e) positive family relationships were promoted, (f) youth increased resiliency, and (g) youth in the program for longer than a month maintained sobriety immediately afterwards and the majority (n=2) had long-term reduction in substance misuse. en_US
dc.subject social work en_US
dc.subject adventure therapy en_US
dc.subject program evaluation en_US
dc.subject addiction en_US
dc.subject residential treatment en_US
dc.subject adolescent en_US
dc.subject family en_US
dc.title Adventure therapy for youth with addictions in residential treatment: an analysis of program processes and proximate outcomes en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Gass, Michael (Social Work) Greenwood, Leonard (Clinical Health Psychology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2014 en_US


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