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NCJ Number: 151504 Find in a Library
Title: Promoting Student Success Through Group Interventions
Editor(s): J E Zins; M J Elias
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 188
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56024-506-9
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Nine papers discuss issues pertinent to providing various types of group interventions for students with targeted needs.
Abstract: The first paper provides an overview of how subsequent papers promote students' social and academic success through school-based group interventions. This is followed by a paper that presents an overview of issues special services providers should consider as they review options for service. It reviews an array of factors that affect the planning and implementation of group interventions and identifies alternatives for group interventions and guidelines for selecting, implementing, and evaluating options. A paper on school-based support groups for children of divorce describes a time-limited, support-group intervention. The model is based on the view that children of divorce often encounter specific divorce-engendered stresses as the divorce process unfolds over time. Another paper profiles support groups for bereaved children. Grief support groups are suggested as a means for grieving children to share their feelings, discover that they are not alone, and move constructively through the grief process. Remaining papers focus on groups for children with disruptive behavioral disorders, the structuring of positive peer influence, systematic approaches to social skills training, classroom-based group interventions, and multicultural issues in the delivery of group interventions. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Peer influences on behavior; School delinquency programs; School maladjustment; Social skills training
Note: Promoting Student Sucess Through Group Interventions has also been published as Special Services in the Schools, Volume 8, Number 1 1993.
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