Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Youth who display aggressive tendencies has been a domain of
increasing interest in the arena of social work. This
qualitative program evaluation examined if Transitional
Services was viewed as helpful in reducing the clients'
aggressive episodes while participating in the program, This
study also investigated Anoka County's Transitional Services and
its mission to promote a smoother transition from a restrictive
out-of-home placement back into the clients home environment.
Five social workers completed a qualitative questionnaire that
focused on the program's services for its assistance in
lessening youth aggression, and factors pertaining to family
reunification. The outcomes are based on common themes and
patterns sited in the results. The findings suggested that
Transitional Services was a beneficial bridge that helped to
lessened client aggression while they were enrolled in the
program, and it helped the family reunification process.
Peterson, Lyla, "An Evaluation of Transitional Services - A Program for Youth with Aggressive Episodes" (2000). Theses and Graduate Projects. 761.