Jamie N. Burke, Dane Z. Ganes, David T. Mayeda, Michael A. Gass
Drug abuse among adolescents, particularly among Native Hawaiian
youth, is a serious concern on the Hawaiian Islands. Native Hawaiians
possess the highest incidence of drug abuse and lowest success rates
with traditional treatment programs. Some e...
Christine Lynn Norton, PhD, LCSW: Texas State University-San Marcos
Adolescent depression is a serious mental health crisis, often
occurring in the context of negative psychosocial development. This
study explored the efficacy of a therapeutic wilderness experience on
adolescent depression and psychosocial develop...
Keith C. Russell, Ph.D., H. L. Gillis, Ph.D.
This paper identifies non-profit and for-profit adolescent residential
treatment programs in the United States and hypothesizes the number
of adolescents who will enter residential treatment in a typical year.
We then explore through a survey of o...
Michael C. Young, M. Ed.,
Michael Gass, Ph. D.
This study presents data collected through the National Association
of Therapeutic Schools and Programs’ (NATSAP) Research Network. The aim of this study is to further define the subset of residential treatment represented by the NATSAP membership b...
Ellen Behrens, Ph. D., John Santa, Ph. D., Michael Gass, Ph. D.
In the past 25 years adolescent risk factors have dramatically
increased. Approximately one-third of public high school students
fail to graduate (National Center for Higher Education Management
Systems, 2006). Drug use isrampant in middle and hig...
Mat D. Duerden, Mark A. Widmer, Peter A. Witt
This article provides an overview of Positive Youth Development
(PYD) and suggestions for the application of PYD principles and
practices in therapeutic schools and programs. The historical context
of this developmental paradigm is provided as wel...
Kevin A. Curtin, PhD, LCPC
The therapeutic community has been widely studied for its use in
psychiatric treatment centers, hospitals, and residential addiction
programs. It has received limited attention in the research when it
comes to special education day programs for st...