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IDOC > Evidence-Based Practice > Information Clearinghouse > Indiana Community Corrections > Rehabilitation programs > Mental Health Programming > Specific Mental Health Programs for Juveniles Specific Mental Health Programs for Juveniles

Aggression Replacement Training

Aggression Replacement Training is a cognitive behavioral intervention for aggression in child, adolescent, and adult populations. Intervention targets aggressive behavior through improving social skill competence, anger control, and moral reasoning. Specific interventions utilized include skill-streaming, anger-control training, and training in moral reasoning. This psychoeducation based intervention is group based and can be delivered in a variety of settings.

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Coping with Depression – Behavioral Based Approach

Coping with Depression – Behavioral Based Approach is a treatment based on traditional conditional models of behavior which states that stressors can cause a low rate of response contingent positive reinforcement and/or a negative feedback loop of social reinforcement for depressive behaviors. Coping with Depression is a psychoeducational intervention that is based on behavioral conceptualizations of behavior and its causes. Specific skills developed in course include improving social skills, addressing depressive thought patterns, increasing pleasant activities, and relaxation training. The adolescent program expands upon adult program by including skills associated with communication, negotiation, and conflict-resolution. The course consists of 12 two-hour sessions conducted over an 8 week period.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a cognitive behavioral treatment approach for individuals with multiple disorders. DBT has been adopted for adolescent and adult populations for a variety of presenting issues. DBT utilizes a behavioral, problem solving focus as well as acceptance-based strategies. The program emphasizes behavioral change, problem-solving, and emotional regulation with validation, mindfulness, and acceptance-based strategies.

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Parent Management Training for Oppositional and Conduct Problem Children

Parent Management Training for Oppositional and Conduct Problem Children is a treatment that trains parents to manage their child’s behavioral problems. This model is based on principles of parent-child interactions and social-learning theory. Specific interventions attempt to increase/promote prosocial child behavior and decrease antisocial and/or oppositional behavior. Therapist teaches parents theory and skills related to social learning (operant conditioning principles, modeling, and response contingencies) and parent-child interactions so they can effectively intervene with their child’s behavior. Parents actively practice skills within session to promote empowerment and maintenance of skills.

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Parent Training based on Living with Children

Parent Training based on Living with Children is a treatment approach based on coercion theory that attempts to change parent-child interactions that are believed to sustain the problem behavior. Skills targeted in the treatment model include parent monitoring, rewarding of positive behaviors, and methods for extinguishing problem behaviors.

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Life Skills Training

Life Skills Training is a substance abuse prevention program that promotes skills to reduce risk of tobacco, alcohol, drug abuse, and violence in child and adolescent populations. Program targets social and psychological factors that increase risk of substance abuse and risk-taking behaviors and promotes skills as protective factors in handling challenging situations.

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Too Good for Violence

Too Good for Violence is a prevention program that targets aggression by promoting protective factors. The program provides a curriculum that is developmentally specific ranging from ages 5 to 18 that builds skills related to the most significant risk and protective factors given the age of the participant. Curriculum is designed to develop prosocial skills including beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors through anger management, conflict resolution, respect for self and others, and effective communication. Program materials are standardized and can be delivered by a trained facilitator in group formats.

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Adolescent Coping with Depression

Adolescent Coping with Depression is a group based intervention program for adolescent depression. This program targets problems typically consistent with adolescent depressive issues including anxiety, negative and irrational thinking patterns, psychosocial skill deficits, and limited pleasure in activities. Program is for adolescents ages 13-17 and has been successfully replicated/translated in community settings.

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Moral Reconation Therapy

Moral Reconation Therapy is a program for juvenile offenders that attempts to decrease recidivism through increasing moral reasoning. Program includes both individual and group based counseling using a cognitive behavioral approach to address ego, social, moral, and behavioral growth.

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Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psychosocial treatment intervention designed for posttraumatic stress disorder and related emotional and/or behavior problems in adolescents. Specific issues targeted include psychoeducation and parenting skills, affect expression and regulation, cognitive coping and processing skills, narrative based processing, and exposure (when needed). Treatment model is for child and adolescents and has been successfully replicated/translated in community settings.

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Anger Coping Therapy

Anger Coping Therapy is a treatment program based on cognitive behavioral models of behavior. Intervention targets deficits in thinking and problem solving in aggressive children. Specific skills that address these deficits include using self-statements and reinforcers as aids to inhibit impulsive behavior, problem solving including identifying alternative solutions and causes for situations, and perspective taking. Skills are developed through role playing and peer-group interactions.

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Problem Solving Skills Training

Problem Solving Skills Training is a treatment program that targets a child’s deficits in problem solving and parent’s deficits in management of their children as both are believed to lead to childhood behavior problems. Children are taught problem solving and interpersonal skills and parents are taught effective management skills including time-out techniques, positive reinforcement, and negotiation. Skills are taught through role play, corrective feedback by therapy, practice, and modeling.

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Incredible Years

Incredible Years is a program that focuses on decreasing aggression and antisocial behavior problems and develops social competencies in children both in home and school contexts. The program consists of a series of psychoeducational interventions that are developmentally based and include parent training, teacher training, and child training. All programs are geared toward strengthening children’s social competencies including social skills, self-control, emotional awareness and regulation, academic success while also decreasing a child’s defiance, aggression, and maladaptive coping. Specific skills to accomplish this are defined and taught depending on circumstance (teacher, parent, child).

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Anger Control Training with Stress Inoculation

Anger Control Training with Stress Inoculation is a cognitive behavioral treatment program for adolescents and children who struggle with anger and behavioral issues. Treatment focuses on developing ways to inhibit thinking and behavior patterns that lead to aggression. Specific skills include ways to analyze components of the anger process leading to awareness, time-out procedures to inhibit process, conflict resolution, and relaxation skills.

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Assertiveness Training

Assertiveness Training is a treatment program that targets communication skills as primary means to coping with stressors and conflictual situations. This form of communication is believed to be a more adaptive method for dealing with these situations. The program is taught in a group format and skills are practiced, modeled, and feedback is given.

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Delinquency Prevention Program

Delinquency Prevention Program is a treatment program that targets existing problematic behaviors and attempts to prevent their escalation to more serious problem behaviors. The program consists of multiple components including parent training, social skills training, and cognitive problem-solving skills training with children. Parent training focused on helping parents identify, observe, and record their child’s problem behaviors. Parents are taught effective methods for intervening with these behaviors through setting appropriate behavior expectations, parent-child interaction techniques, and monitoring skills (including praise, consistency, negotiation, and problem solving skills). Skills taught to children included general social skills, problem solving including creating alternative attributions for trigger events and alternative solutions. Intervention program is long-term focused and lasts one to two years.

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Parent Training

Parent Training is a form of intervention that directly targets the parent-child interactions that are believed to lead to aggressive behavior by developing parenting skills. Specifically, parents are taught ways to respond differently to their child’s behavior that decrease the likelihood of problem behavior and increase prosocial behavior. Specific skills include provision of effective reinforcers and response contingencies, monitoring skills, effective ways to extinguish negative behaviors, and time-out techniques in response to non-compliance.

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Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)

Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) is a violence prevention curriculum that promotes protective factors including social and emotional learning, character development, bullying prevention, problem solving skills, and other psychosocial skills that are developmentally appropriate. The program is curriculum-based.

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