The challenge to provide incarcerated youth the skills needed to succeed and avoid recidivism has prompted the use of family-systems approaches in juvenile detention centers. A quasi-experimental study was conducted in northern Alabama to determine the impact of a conflict resolution workshop on the family members of incarcerated youth. Results indicated a significant difference in participants' knowledge and anticipated behavior after attending the workshop. It is important to note that this research further supports the use of family-systems approaches in juvenile detention centers.
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Brandon, D. P., Wilson, C., Carter, J., & Johnson, L. (2014). Strengthening Family Members of Incarcerated Youth: A Productive Role for Extension. The Journal of Extension, 52(3), Article 35. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss3/35