Services for troubled adolescents: exploring user variation

Berridge, C. and Beecham, J.K. and Brodie, I. and Cole, T. and Daniels, H. and Knapp, M.R.J. and MacNeill, V. (2003) Services for troubled adolescents: exploring user variation. Child and Family Social Work, 8 (4). pp. 269-279. ISSN 1356-7500. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper outlines some of the main findings from an exploratory study of a sample of 257 adolescents living in children’s homes, foster homes and residential special schools ‘for pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties’ (‘EBD’). It focuses on the characteristics of service users, particularly contrasting the looked after and EBD groups. Though there are some similarities, there are also important differences between the populations in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, reasons for separation, legal status, family background and education. An attempt was made systematically to compare groups by creating a subsample of ‘difficult’ adolescents, based on involvement in anti-social behaviour. Unexpectedly, this revealed that half of the teenagers were not ‘difficult’. Factors associated with being identifed as ‘difficult’ were explored.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 00:49
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2012 09:04
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26705 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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