Family Intervention in the Treatment of Female Juvenile Delinquency : A Qualitative Study in the Collectivist Society of Malaysia

Melati, Sumari and Dini Farhana, Baharudin and Fatahyah, Yahya and Mohd Radhi, Abu Shahim (2022) Family Intervention in the Treatment of Female Juvenile Delinquency : A Qualitative Study in the Collectivist Society of Malaysia. The Family Journal : Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1552-3950

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Abstract

Aims: The current study explores the benefits of a family intervention program on families and their adolescent children who were convicted as juveniles. Adolescents and their families shared their experiences in joining the program, especially the improvement they made while in the program. Demographics: Research participants included eight adolescents, six mothers, and two fathers. Settings: The program took place in Malaysia’s adolescents’ rehabilitation center. Methodology: Data were collected through an in-depth interview with participants. Analysis: Thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. Findings: Findings revealed five main themes: (1) awareness and insight; (2) Understanding risk and protective factors of delinquency; (3) the opportunity to learn roles in the family; (4) Learning to improve communication skills; and (5) Learning to forgive. Implications: The study provides insight into the importance of family involvement in delinquent adolescents’ rehabilitation and the need to consider the family system approach in counseling delinquent adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: juvenile, delinquency, parenting, family intervention, rehabilitation.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2022 02:02
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 02:02
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/40334

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