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Developing Alternative Understandings of Conflicts That Involve Delinquent Children through Life Space Crises Intervention
Developing Alternative Understandings of Conflicts That Involve Delinquent Children through Life Space Crises Intervention

Author(s): Mihaela TOMITA
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Expert Projects Publishing
Keywords: delinquent minors; resilience; conflicts; reeducation; recuperative interventions.

Summary/Abstract: This study is part of a broader research, conducted within the European project Promoting the Resilience of Delinquent Youth, financed by the European Commission and which has as target group delinquent children that are males, whom are residents in a reeducation center in Romania, being criminally sentenced by the court, with this educational measure. During the hospitalization in the reeducation center, these behaviors very often generate a series of conflicts, both between children and between them and the center’s staff, supervisors, educators and other staff. Our study aims to demonstrate on the one hand the ability of these children to improve their behavior and to overcome conflict situations they face, situations assessed as being crisis situations through a specialized intervention called Life Space Crisis Intervention, shortly LSCI. During the research period, the resilience of these children was improved by default, this aspect being demonstrated in the same research and being directly linked to the intervention and activities developed with the children during their stay in the reeducation center. The purpose of all these interventions is the resocialization of these children through a complex recuperative treatment, in order to correct the undesirable behaviors and to form and develop the skills and attitudes that enable them to reintegrate into the community, directly related to individual, familial and societal available resources. On the other hand, our study will demonstrate that, beyond their criminal behavior, these children have a great capacity to change, which depends largely on the intervention of professionals and the use of methods of intervention, appropriate to the personality structure of each of them.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 44
  • Page Range: 67-85
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English