All Kinds of News for November 08, 2017
The Stetson School recently completed its latest outcome study, which examines the rate of sexual and non-sexual relapse among discharged youth. The study tracked youth for a five year period following their discharge, for convictions through national criminal record databases. This study measured outcomes for 315 youth discharged from Stetson between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2010.
The study was carried out (databases searched) in July of 2016 and analyzed records for all youth up until that date. For some youth (those discharge in June, 2010) this covered a period of eleven years, for others it covered a period of only five years. Because of this variance, in order to ensure specificity and outcomes within the same timeframe for each study participant, only convictions within five years post discharge were recorded regardless of how long each participant had been discharged from Stetson School.
Stetson School's five year outcome rates compare very favorably to nationally reported outcomes for juveniles who display sexually reactive and/or problem sexual behavior(s). Stetson's 2.2% sexual relapse rate is significantly lower than the 10-13% sexual relapse rate commonly reported in the literature. Similarly, Stetson's non-sexual relapse rate (13%) also compare favorably to nationally published rates.
It is important to note that non-sexual relapse rates vary wildy for this population, and have been described as being anywhere from six to ten times the rate of sexual relapse (40% - 77%).
To read the full study report, or a more detailed summary, or if you have any comments or questions, please contact Peter C. Gow, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Stetson School
Stetson School is a COA accredited, SEVIS-approved, residential and education treatment program, which is fully licensed by the Massachusetts Departments of Early Education and Care, and Elementary and Secondary Education. We serve young men and transgender individuals, ages 9-22, who have problematic behaviors, sexually reactive behaviors, complex developmental difficulties, chronic mental illness and other behavioral issues. Stetson supports young men who have suffered from severe trauma, have histories of physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse and who may have had disrupted living arrangements or placements.