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NCJ Number: 154417 Find in a Library
Title: Challenge for Adolescents and Young Adults
Author(s): S Kraizer
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 224
Sponsoring Agency: New York State Science and Technology Foundation
New York, NY
University of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK 74119
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878848-24-0
Sale Source: University of Oklahoma
National Resource Ctr for Youth Services
202 West 8th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119
United States of America
Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents the curriculum sessions for social skills education designed to be used with groups of youth from junior high into young adulthood.
Abstract: The curriculum is based in the recognition that youth require a number of skills to cope with the stresses of growth and development, the foundation for which is established in infancy and early childhood. These skills include being able to think independently, to make choices to solve problems effectively, to communication clearly, to develop and maintain high self-esteem, and to prevent injurious events; these skills can be learned, altered, and augmented at any age with appropriate guidance and role models. This curriculum is designed to help youth and young adults develop skills and behaviors that will help them avoid dysfunctional behaviors and engage in constructive experiences and activities. Program content is presented in a scripted form. Each lesson includes an outline, scripted lesson plan, self-work activities, and a parent letter to be taken home. The program format includes "flip chart" notations; these charts provide an outline and act as a visual teaching aid. Depending on time and space limitations, the program may use 10 sessions that last 60-90 minutes each or up to 20 sessions that last 30-45 minutes. A 30-item annotated bibliography
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Life skills training; School delinquency programs
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