Shared Stories of Successful Graduates of Juvenile Residential Programs

  • Barrett Mincey Walden University
  • Nancy Maldonado Walden University
  • Candace Lacey Nova Southeastern University
Keywords: phenomenology, graduate, residential program, interview


This phenomenological study explored stories of successful graduates of residential programs regarding their experiences while in treatment. Participants were purposefully selected. Data were collected through audio-taped interviews and analyzed for themes. Shared stories indicated the impact of counselors, negative and positive aspects of programs, and peer relationships.