亞洲輔導學報



Youth Outreach — Crisis Intervention with Marginal Adolescents

1993.第2卷第2期(Vol. 2 No. 2).pp. 97–105

 

“Youth Outreach” — Crisis Intervention with Marginal Adolescents

邊緣少年的危機介入

Peter NEWBERY

Abstract

YOUTH OUTREACH is an experimental service providing counseling and support for marginal youth in times of crisis. The target group is adolescents between the ages of 10 and 16 who are not yet deeply enmeshed in the delinquent subculture. The service is based on established crisis intervention theory which stresses the high motivation of people in crisis to seek solutions to their problems and Reality Therapy which emphasizes meeting needs responsibly. The intervention is both a pro-active service based on a team of social workers going out during the night to places where runaways gather and a re-active service offering immediate and easy access by means of a 24 hour hotline and minimal intake procedures. A period of up to two months residential service is available with a six month follow up. The residential period is spent in a family style hostel which lays stress on a therapeutic but structured milieu and informal as well as formal individual and group counseling. Re-integration of the youngster into a non- deviant life-style is promoted by gradually increasing contacts with the family and by encouraging a reinsertion into the educational system.

摘要

協青社提供一種實驗式的服務,為10至16歲尚未感染違法行為的邊緣青少年在危機時刻提供輔導及幫助。這服務基於危機介入理論及現實治療法。前者強調人在面對危機時有高度的推動力去找解決問題的方法,後者著重負責任地去達到需求,介入的途徑包括一組社工在晚上到離家出走青少年流連的地點展開前線工作,及透過24小時之熱線與最簡單的收取手續提供即時及方便的廷績服務,住宿期為兩個月,之後有六個月的跟進。宿舍生活以一種富有治療及有規律之家庭式宿舍環境為特式,社員亦接受到正規的或自然的個別及小組輔導。透過漸進地與家人接觸及重拾書本的鼓勵,社員重新投入循規蹈矩的生活方式。