The Utility of Crisis Intervention in Addressing AWOL from Out-of-Home Placement Settings

Room: Virtual Platform -

This workshop frames AWOL as a maladaptive coping response in youth who are vulnerable to experiencing out-of-home placement as a crisis-inducing event. This understanding of some youth as “in crisis” after entering placement enables new approaches to reducing AWOL outcomes.


Stephen Oby, Ph.D., LCSW

Assistant Professor , Salisbury University


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