Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Taylor, Stanley

Second Advisor

Tomlin, Lana

Third Advisor

McCaslin, Rosemary


The youth population is vulnerable to the constant changes that they are encountering. The stressors of school, their changing bodies, and coping with the stressors of home all play an important role in the way that they develop themselves as responsible citizens. The purpose of this study is to add new information to the field of social work and enhance the current practices that are implemented in the criminal justice system to help juvenile dilinquents. The study examines the caregiver's perspective on the effectiveness of a scared straight program known as Self-Discipline, Honor, Obedience, Character and Knowledge (S.H.O.C.K).

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