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Group Work with Children and Adolescents
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Group Work with Children and Adolescents
Prevention and Intervention in School and Community Systems



July 1998 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This timely new book presents the concepts, context, and applications of a problem-solving approach to group work with children and adolescents. This comprehensive new volume covers it all. It addresses issues associated with assessment, problem recognition, planning and composition, leadership, and activities in a wide range of settings when working with children and adolescents. Phases of group work, practice guidelines, and evaluation are also thoroughly considered. Significant applications focus on group work with children and adolescents from families in which divorce has occurred; group work to improve peer relationships and social competence; group work with children and adolescents who are at risk for developing mental health and substance abuse disorders; and school performance group work. To help illustrate key points, a lively case example is provided for each application. A practical volume for practitioners in the helping professions, Group Work with Children and Adolescents will be highly valuable to those practicing in the fields of social work, human services, clinical and counseling psychology, and psychiatric nursing.

 
PART ONE: CONCEPTS OF GROUP WORK
 
The Context of Practice
 
The Basis of Group Work
 
Processes of Practice
 
Evaluation of Practice
 
A Review of the Field
 
PART TWO: APPLICATIONS OF GROUP WORK
 
Parental Divorce
 
Peer Relationships and Social Competence
 
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
 
School Performance

"This is an eminently useful book for anyone who runs groups for youth . . .  the most detailed and comprehensive I’ve seen in aiding practitioners actually prepare for and run a group for this population."

Gordon MacNeil
University of Alabama

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