"Grebstein and Van Wyk set a stellar example for parents to provide structure and enriching positive experiences for teen children. Staff and administrators shaping a delinquency program or generating new ideas for organization and program structure would find this book useful... The authors present a wonderfully nuanced explanation of the differential impact of trauma and predictors of criminal behavior... With such a poor prognosis for many juvenile delinquents, we applaud Ocean Tides for offering a viable alternate path to these young men and educating other professionals on how to follow their lead."
--Juanita N. Baker and Julie S. Costopoulos, PsycCRITIQUES
Research evidence now supports the prediction that juvenile delinquents fare significantly better in rehabilitative programs than in youth prisons or home confinement. This book constitutes a groundbreaking, how-to roadmap for developing and implementing an effective rehabilitative program for delinquent youth. Based on a landmark study on the treatment of juvenile delinquents, the book describes a multidisciplinary approach toward solving social problems and illustrates how an integrative model of family counseling can be applied in a residential setting. This program hones the most effective strategies into a single unified evolutionary approach to rehabilitation that will be useful to psychologists, social workers, counselors, and students working with juvenile delinquents.
The authors have culled information from sociology, psychology, criminology, and social justice to explain why juveniles commit crimes and have developed strategies toward rehabilitation that directly address the causes. Analyzing data that spans 31 years from a large study of youth offenders that incorporates information from multiple sources, they describe in detail how this model residential treatment and education program provides a viable alternative to youth prison. Chapters address the historical context for present-day treatment of juvenile delinquency and the main components of the program at Ocean Tides, including its underlying philosophy, detailed descriptions of effective interventions, practical strategies for interviewing and working with adolescent male juvenile delinquents, and training programs that can be used in other settings. The book also includes new and important data on the effects of family violence and includes descriptions of how outside consultants can be used to inform treatment and rehabilitation.
- Describes a proven, multidisciplinary approach to significantly reducing violent behavior among juveniles
- Based on a landmark study of an effective rehabilitative program
- Includes new and important data on the effects of family violence
- Guides professionals in replicating the success of the Ocean Tides program
- Provides readers with practical strategies for interviewing and working with adolescent male juvenile delinquents
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Table of Contents
Lawrence C. Grebstein, PhD, ABPP, was professor of psychology at the University of Rhode Island (URI), where his career spanned 42 years (1964–2006). He is a diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. At URI, he directed the Psychological Consultation Center and was director of the PhD program in clinical psychology. He was a visiting professor at the University of Bergen, Norway, and a Fellow at the Center for Family Research, George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Grebstein has been the primary clinical psychology consultant to Ocean Tides since it began in 1975. He was in part-time private practice for 40 years. In 2006, he received the Merenda-Musiker Award of the Rhode Island Psychological Association. He has edited a book titled Toward Self-Understanding: Studies in Personality and Adjustment, and has written a number of professional journal articles and book chapters on family therapy and other topics. He received his BA from Brown University (1958) and his MA (1961) and PhD (1964) from the University of Kentucky. In 2013, he became a member of the affiliate medical staff at South County Hospital in the Behavioral Health Department, where he works with cancer patients in the Survivor Training and Rehabilitation (STAR) program as a volunteer.
Judy A. Van Wyk, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Rhode Island, where she teaches courses in criminology, juvenile delinquency, family violence, terrorism, white-collar crime, general sociology, and social research methods. Professor Van Wyk is a productive researcher in the areas of family violence and white-collar crime, and an expert in the construction and analysis of large databases. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, and book chapters that appear in edited editions. Her work is cited often in the top professional journals in criminology and criminal justice. She received her BA from the University of Oklahoma (1993), and her MA (1995) and PhD (1999) from the University of Tennessee.
1. Ocean Tides Rising: History
Juvenile Delinquency in the United States
The Founding of the Ocean Tides Program
2. Currents: Who the Boys Are
The Ocean Tides Data Project
Description of Ocean Tides Boys
3. Explaining the Ocean Tides: Theory
Agnew’s General Theory of Crime
4. An Undertow: Personal Child Abuse Victimization and Exposure to Parental Interpersonal Violence
Personal Child Abuse, Exposure to PIPV, and Violent Behavior
The Ocean Tides Study and Violence
Exposure to PIPV, Personal Child Abuse, and Violence
5. Charting a Course: The Program at Ocean Tides
Staff Development and Evaluation
Social Services and Counseling
6. Calming Seas: Managing the Ocean Tides Residents
Rehabilitating Youthful Offenders
Ocean Tides: A Unique and Model Program
7. Navigating the Waters: The Role of the Clinical Psychologist as a Consultant
Defining the Role of the Consultant
Philosophy of Consultation
Specific Functions of the Consultant
8. At the Helm: Interviewing Adolescent Male Juvenile Delinquents
Philosophy of Interviewing
The “Curiosity Model” of Interviewing
Key Issues in Interviewing Delinquents
9. Stem the Tide: Case Histories
Case 1: A Study in Contradictions
Case 2: A Premature Ending
Case 3: From a Chaotic Family to Heroism
Case 4: Turning His Life Around
Case 5: Struggle Leads to Success
Case 6: A Horatio Alger Story
10. Sailing Home: Final Thoughts
Agnew’s General Strain Theory and Causation
The Ocean Tides Effect
The Importance of Clinical Consultants
What Has Happened Since 2007?
Where Do We Go From Here? Implications for Public Policy
Appendix A: Additional Tables
Appendix B: Administrator Performance Evaluation Form: Ocean Tides, Inc.
Appendix C: Sample Reports