2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd 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
Ashley B. Hartman*, Jenna N. Osseck, Deirdra V. Frausto, and Justin McDermott
Dr. Carol Cox, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to conduct a 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 the 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, juvenile detention facility, Developmental Assets Profile

Topic(s):Health Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 5-3
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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