IMPROVING BEHAVIOR IN A RESIDENTIAL SERVICE FOR YOUTH IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHABILITATION

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Sarah Ann
dc.contributor.author Mudford, Oliver C
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-11T04:35:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-11T04:35:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012-5-14
dc.identifier.issn 1072-0847
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/57378
dc.description.abstract A token reinforcement program, named 'Thumbs Up', was introduced in a residential therapeutic community for drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Sixteen young people aged 14-17years participated for varying durations. Participants were able to negotiate target behaviors and choose backup reinforcers. We evaluated the program within a multiple baseline design across participants, settings, and behaviors. Improvements occurred in positive verbal statements across settings, timely room cleaning, and leadership responsibilities. Inappropriate statements were also measured and did not change. One staff member was trained in the use of Thumbs Up with positive results. Difficulties with implementing behavioral interventions in a non-behaviorally oriented treatment service were identified. Despite needing refinements, it was concluded that a token reinforcement program can be an effective and acceptable means of improving behavior within a therapeutic community framework. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartofseries Behavioral Interventions
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dc.subject Social Sciences
dc.subject Psychology, Clinical
dc.subject Psychology
dc.subject VOUCHER-BASED REINFORCEMENT
dc.subject PRE-DELINQUENT BOYS
dc.subject ACHIEVEMENT PLACE
dc.subject TOKEN REINFORCEMENT
dc.subject SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
dc.subject COCAINE ABSTINENCE
dc.subject SELF
dc.subject INTERVENTION
dc.subject REPLICATION
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS
dc.subject 1701 Psychology
dc.title IMPROVING BEHAVIOR IN A RESIDENTIAL SERVICE FOR YOUTH IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHABILITATION
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/bin.1342
pubs.issue 3
pubs.begin-page 109
pubs.volume 27
dc.date.updated 2021-10-29T23:24:42Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000305387200001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=6e41486220adb198d0efde5a3b153e7d
pubs.end-page 128
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RetrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article
pubs.subtype Journal
pubs.elements-id 354908
dc.identifier.eissn 1099-078X
pubs.online-publication-date 2012-5-14


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