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Sections of integrated contract

Probation Order
Basic daily privileges
Special daily privileges
Bonus responsibility
Bonus privileges
Youth sanctions
Parent Sanctions
Rules for point exchange
Fading contract


School monitoring system (school note)

Subject of classes
Rules/ responsibilities of student
Points on today's classwork
Points on today's assignments or test?
Grade on assignment or or test
Teachers initials
Parents section to add points


Problems one might see in families

Power struggle
Family maintenance
Helicopter parent
Peer group take over


5 signs of a healthy family

Appreciation is consistently said and shown

Time is spent together

There is communication w/ all parties

Crises are thoughtfully honest and manged well

Love is unconditional


Tony Biglan's parenting program

Increase reinforcement
Set rules
Use consistent discipline
Monitor Behavior


Things to do when working with families

Be neutral
Look for positive aspects in families
Do not be the one to set the terms
Move from coerciveness to reciprocity
Open line of communication
Get all parties to empathize
Identify issues & interest
Choose issues & battles
Be specific


How one knows when you can start to fade out the use of a contract

When the youth has received the maximum points consecutively.


Methods for fading out

Fade the contract responsibility by responsibility

Fade the contract as a whole


Types of anger that youth may display

Explosive anger: explosive outburst and violence
Passive anger: non-verbal aggression
Implosive anger: anger that can lead to explosive


The purpose of intensive teaching.

To teach the student skills to calm the youth down when upset


The purpose if preventive teaching

To teach the youth skills to prevent them from becoming upset in the future.


5 Promises from America's Promise

Ongoing relationships with caring adults, parents, mentors, tutors or coaches

Safe places with structured activities during non-school hours

A healthy start & future

Marketable skills through effective education

Allowing them opputunites to give back through community


The process for assigning point values for responsibilities

# of classes x 6
6 x 6 = 36 points


Take the percentage of the 1st responsibility and divide by the total number of points
(% must add to 100%)

36/ .4 = 90 points


The process for assigning point costs for basic and daily privileges

Basic Daily
90 points x 60% = 54points
Multiply percentage of points by 54 points to determine how much they cost

% can add up to or be more than 100%
90-54 = 36 excess points available


The process for determining point values for bonus responsibilities

x = 1000

multiply by percentage points to get the points


The process for determining point values for bonus privileges

% can add up to or be more than 100%
1000 x 80% = 800 points

multiple by each percentage points


The process for determining sanctions or point loss for youths

90 x 50% = 45 points

Use same percentages from the responsibilities- multiply % points from 45points


The process for determining sanctions or point loss for parents

Failure to give points that they earn
Failure to give or earn privileges

Youth receives 2x the amount of points


How one helps the family develop open and positive communication

Describe issues in neutral terms

Ask parent/ youth what they think each others interest are

Ask parent/ youth what their interest are and prioritize them

Ask the parent/ youth why it maybe be difficult for the other to fulfill


The rules to which the family should adhere during the negotiation

Remain calm
Refrain from making critical statements
Let the other person finish, then speak
Use neutral statements
Speak to each other


How one gets family members to compromise on an issue

Ask one party for a proposal to resolve the conflict

Counselor ask other party for agreement or counter proposal

Ask for agreement again or suggest a compromise

Final proposal requires each party to give something to give to the other


The behaviors a counselor should display during the negotiation process

Active listening

Thanks the parties for coming

Counselor ask about issues at hand

Counselor gives rationales

Counselor describes the 5 rules


The purpose of interest-based negotiation

Help the parents and youth see the other person point of view
Compromise on issues


Communities That Care risk factors related
to children and adolescents’ use of alcohol and drug abuse.

Community factors
Family factors
School factors
Individual factors


Peter Benson’s Developmental Assets and Asset-Building in Communities

Internal and external assets that correlate with thriving indicators and at risk behavior.

Internal: Support, Empowerment

External: Commitment, positive value


The comprehensive intervention treatment approach discussed in class for addressing drug and alcohol problems in teenagers.

Target risk factors: Laws and law enforcement

Change social norms: School policies

Changing social influence to use drugs/ alcohol: teach social influence skills


Problems you may see with parents and the strategies discussed in class for
helping youths who have parents who display problems.

Problems: Mental, Physical, alcohol/ drug abuse

Develop a relationship with parents

Never criticize parents

Offer support


The treatment planning process.

List and define problem behavior

List and define alternative behavior for each

For each behavior give a rationale for engaging in positive and negative behavior

Choose method of monitoring


Communities That Care protective factors related to children and adolescents’ use of alcohol and drug abuse.

Individual characteristics
Resilience & temperament

Bonding with positive pro-social family members, significant adults, teachers, and/or family friends
Supportive family

Healthy beliefs and clear standards
Clear rules & expectations


Communities That Care processes related
to children and adolescents’ use of alcohol and drug abuse.

Opportunities for involvement

Social and Cognitive skills

Recognition for skill performance


The comprehensive prevention approach discussed
in class for addressing drug and alcohol problems in teenagers.

Early childhood and family support programs

Programs for parents of children and adolescents
Parent training
Family therapy

Social competence skills training
anger control
problem solving

Academic achievement promotion
Improves teaching
Organizational changes in school


How to deal with youth who has less parent problems

Counsel youth and let them know parent loves them

Problem solve solutions

Instruct the youth skills that will make the home environment more pleasant

Teach that this situation is time-limited

Counselor should never criticize parents


How to deal with youth with abusive parents

Have youth seek outside help from specialist


Rules for point exchange 1-4

1. Student must get all basic privileges before getting special privileges

2. Points left over from the day can be saved for another day

3. After getting basic privileges for the day points left over and points in the saving can be used for SP

4. The student must buy BP even if they do not want them


Rules for point exchange 5-8

5. If student did not have enough points to earn BP they can not use their savings

6. If student does not earn enough points to get any BP, the points earned that day are automatically lost

7. Basic privileges are free on the weekend, must have got all BP during the week to spend savings for SP

8. The student must not use more points than they have