Description and analysis of the quality of programs for the treatment of antisocial behavior in the city of Huelva

Bárbara Lorence Lara, Macarena Mora Díaz, Jesus Maya

Abstract


This study explores the work done in the field of intervention of antisocial adolescent behavior by Community Social Services in Huelva (southern Spain). Forty-seven and eighty-three percent of the total population of professionals in the social centers of the city of Huelva participated in this transversal and descriptive study. We collected data using interviews, one semi-structured and one open-ended, and an ad-hoc questionnaire designed for this research. We analyzed three programs (GUIA, INGENIA and FAYME) in terms of the quality standards in the literature for evidence-based programs. The results indicated that, on the whole, the programs met the criteria related to the ecological approach, theoretical basis and conditions of implementation, but were weaker on intervention evaluation. In conclusion, this study provides an in-depth description of the interventions with adolescents with antisocial behavior in Huelva and underlines the need for more intervention resources with adolescents based on the criteria of evidence-based programs.

Keywords


Psychoeducative intervention; adolescence; antisocial behavior; evidence-based programs; profesional

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