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Examining the Effectiveness of the Seven Challenges Comprehensive Counseling Program With Adolescents

NCJ Number
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions Volume: Online First Dated: 2018
Josephine D. Korchmaros
Date Published
21 pages
This study examined the effectiveness of The Seven Challenges comprehensive counseling program.
Results, based on data from 392 adolescent clients enrolled in seven agencies providing The Seven Challenges, showed decreases in number of crimes committed; in frequency of substance use; and in severity of substance problems, substance issues, substance use disorders, and internalizing and externalizing disorder symptomatology. Finally, results evidenced improved involvement in self-help activities. These findings strengthen the existing evidence base of The Seven Challenges, suggesting its effectiveness as a comprehensive counseling program and its effectiveness across multiple types of health-related outcomes and multiple treatment provider agencies. (publisher abstract modified)