PLL-Diversion is a specialized version of PLL that:
This application focuses on eliminating problem symptoms in adolescents ages 10-18 caused by unhealthy undercurrents (e.g., inconsistent discipline, unhealthy boundaries, lack of proper parental hierarchy, lack of nurturance, etc.) that either cause or maintain chronic Misuse of Power in the family system.
This application serves as a “soft startup” to increase family engagement by accelerating joining and rapport building and lowering resistance to treatment. The Motivational Interview involves two levels: level one is a Motivational Phone Call to begin the “soft startup” process of increasing family engagement, and level two is a face-to-face meeting to further accelerate joining and rapport building with the goal of engaging the family to come to the first treatment session.
This application utilizes a teaching psycho-educational format that brings clusters of families together to learn new skills to eliminate problem symptoms in adolescents ages 10 to 18. The group process is also designed to move families into Contemplation around the cause of the adolescent’s problem symptoms and prepare the family for the FT-BM and FT-FST applications to occur.
Souder, E (2016). Final Report: Diversion Outcomes for PLL in Harris County, TX: An 8 Year Report.
Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults (2014). TRIAD Parenting with Love and Limits FY 2014 Annual Program Review. Houston, TX
Recidivism: Harris County Juvenile Probation Department reported the following recidivism (re-offense rates) of PLL graduates vs. TAU (treatment as usual) over a 6, 9, and 12 month period post PLL graduation from the program
Sample Size N=171 youth