Family Disengagement of Youth Offenders: Implications for Counselors
This study investigated the differences among youth offenders for family engagement (as measured by the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Evaluation Scales—III) and conduct-disordered behaviors (as measured by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders [4th ed., text revision] criteria) by means of the Youth Comprehensive Risk Assessment. Results indicated significant differences in conduct-disordered behaviors between youths with less familial engagement compared with youths with more family engagement. Resulting implications for counselors are included.
Coll, Kenneth M.; Juhnke, Gerald A.; Thobro, Patti; Haas, Robin; and Smith Robinson, Megan. (2008). "Family Disengagement of Youth Offenders: Implications for Counselors". The Family Journal, 16(4), 359-363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1066480708322805