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Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2010;48(1):111-125. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2010.48.1.111
Development of a Family Relationship Enhancement Program for Runaway Youths
Moon Ja Chung1, Jiny Kim2, Tae Eun Kim2, Nan Kyung Choi2
1Department of Child and Family Studies, Yonsei University
2Child & Family Counseling Center, Yonsei University
Corresponding Author: Moon Ja Chung ,Tel: +82-2-2123-3149, Fax: +82-2-363-8877 , Email: mjchung@yonsei.ac.kr
Received: September 30, 2009; Revised: October 8, 2009   Accepted: November 17, 2009.
The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate the efficacy of a Family Relationship Enhancement Program for runaway youth. The theoretical framework of this program was based on Solution-Focused, Satir's Experiential, and Cognitive-Behavioral models. Need assessment analysis of youth shelter workers, focus group interviews with runaway youths, and advisory council meetings were used as a complementary resource for this study. Thirty-one runaway youths from 6 youth shelters in Seoul and Kyunggi participated in 4 two-hour sessions of this Family Relationship Enhancement Program. All participants were subjected to pre-test and post-test analysis in order to assess the efficacy of the program. The results of this study showed that the Family Relationship Enhancement Program had significantly increased the participants' self-esteem, communication capability, and understanding of family values.
Keywords: runaway youths, self-esteem, communication capability, understanding of family values
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