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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(2), 373; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15020373

Young Women’s Perspectives of Their Adolescent Treatment Programs: A Qualitative Study

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Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene, OR 97401, USA
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College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
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Received: 29 January 2018 / Revised: 17 February 2018 / Accepted: 19 February 2018 / Published: 22 February 2018
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The perspectives of at-risk adolescent clients can play an important role in informing treatment services. The current study examines qualitative interview data from 15 young women with histories of maltreatment. Using a semi-structured qualitative interview approach, we asked the women to think retrospectively about their treatment experiences as adolescent girls. Results highlight the need for providing adolescent girls with reliable and practical information about risky sexual behavior and drug use from relatable and trustworthy helping professionals. We discuss strategies for developing and maintaining trust and delivering specific content. View Full-Text
Keywords: teenage pregnancies; unwanted pregnancies; child abuse; substance use; health risking sexual behavior; mental health; services for adolescents teenage pregnancies; unwanted pregnancies; child abuse; substance use; health risking sexual behavior; mental health; services for adolescents
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Clark, M.; Buchanan, R.; Leve, L.D. Young Women’s Perspectives of Their Adolescent Treatment Programs: A Qualitative Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 373.

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