In the past, juveniles were assumed to have been rehabilitated, cured or made well, by virtue of having completed assigned or mandated treatment. However, there is now research (Mechanic, Weaver & Resick, 2000; Eckhardt, 2004; Broome, Flynn, Knight & Simpson, 2007) that demonstrates these assumptions are frequently not true, particularly, when treatment is court ordered or required by a probation officer. When juvenile treatment is completed, the question invariably arises, "Was treatment effective?" The Juvenile Pre-Post helps answer that question.
Juvenile Pre-test (Pretreatment) Status
The Juvenile Pre-Post pre-test report summarizes the juvenile pretreatment (before treatment) status, when measured by Juvenile Pre-Post scales: Truthfulness, Alcohol, Drug, Violence, Control, and Stress Management. Pretreatment scale score severity becomes the baseline for subsequent post-test (after treatment) comparison. Comparison results are reported as change (e.g., positive, neutral or negative change).
Juvenile Comparison Report
The Juvenile Pre-Post Comparison Report juxtaposes, matches, and compares pre-test and analogous, post-test scale scores. Pre-test scale scores become the baseline for the post-test comparison. Comparison results are reported as change, e.g. positive, neutral, or negative change. All Juvenile Pre-Post scales are compared numerically and graphically, to highlight analogous pre-test/post-test scale score similarities and differences. To review a Juvenile Pre-Post Comparison Report, click on the Comparison Report link.
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