2009 Student Research Conference:
22nd Annual Student Research Conference

Use of a Focus Group of Youth in a Juvenile Detention Facility to Recommend Programming Based on the Results of a Developmental Assets Profile
Desiree L. Raygor* and Jenna N. Osseck
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to a conduct focus group of youth in a juvenile detention facility who recently completed a Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) to determine their opinion of the survey results and what type of programming or interventions they felt would be appropriate for them. The participants expressed their thoughts as to why many youth at this juvenile justice center who responded to the recent DAP reported lacking some essential Developmental Assets, concluding that resistance skills and coping skills needed improvement. The group also recommended programming concentrating on avoiding substance abuse and negative influences in order to increase assets in the youth who reside there.

Keywords: Focus group , Developmental Assets, Juvenile detention, At-risk youth, Risky behaviors, Youth detention

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 41-1
Location: VH 1320
Time: 1:15

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