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About This Program

Target Population: Troubled or troubling boys and girls from birth to age 22. Adaptations are made to assure developmental appropriateness across exceptionality(s). Children who are eligible for service in other systems are often referred to the program because of their challenging behavior.

For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 22

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 22

Brief Description

Re-ED is an ecological competence approach to helping the range of troubled and troubling children and youth entering child serving systems, with their families. This philosophy-based approach refined its beliefs and practices beginning in 1963, compiling research and evaluation studies. One recent study identified 6 elements seen as essential by Re-ED staff, significantly differing from the views of staff in more traditional programs:

  • Replace pathology with a wellness view
  • Use an ecological orientation
  • Focus on competence and learning
  • Values teaching and counseling roles
  • Build relationships
  • Encourage a culture of questioning and information-based decision-making

Program Goals:

The overall goals of Re-ED are:

  • Promote ecologically focused, strength-based, needs-based services to young people and families
  • Promote the development of services on a foundation of actionable principles
  • Promote the development of services that are replicable and measurable

Contact Information

Mark Freado
Agency/Affiliation: American Re-Education Association
Phone: (614) 783-6314

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2015

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: June 2014

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2008