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

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

by Steven R. Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761901604

ISBN-13: 9780761901600

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

In this book, Steven R Rose presents the concepts, context and applications of a problem-solving approach to group work with children and adolescents who suffer from a wide range of social problems.

The book addresses issues associated with assessment, problem recognition, planning and composition, leadership and activities in a wide range of settings. Phases of

Overview

In this book, Steven R Rose presents the concepts, context and applications of a problem-solving approach to group work with children and adolescents who suffer from a wide range of social problems.

The book addresses issues associated with assessment, problem recognition, planning and composition, leadership and activities in a wide range of settings. Phases of group work, practice guidelines and evaluation are also thoroughly considered.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761901600
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/28/1998
Series:
SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services Series, #38
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Outline of the Bookx
Acknowledgmentsxi
Part IConcepts of Group Work
1.The Context of Practice3
Multiple Perspectives3
Ecological and Social Systems Perspectives3
Community and Social Problems Perspectives6
Educational Perspective7
Organizational Perspective10
Personnel Perspective12
Attitudes Toward Group Work13
Advantages and Limitations of Group Work14
Conclusion17
2.The Basis of Group Work19
Stress Theory19
Life Transitions19
Labeling21
Disasters22
Thought Processes24
Social Cognition24
Problem Solving26
Group Work Developments30
Conclusion31
3.Processes of Practice33
Planning33
Composition36
Assessment38
Mental Health39
Measures39
Activities, Processes, and Techniques41
Developmental Aspects42
Relaxation43
Discussion44
Role Playing45
Children and Adolescents as Members46
Developmental Phases50
Beginning Phase50
Middle and Ending Phases51
Conclusion52
4.Evaluation of Practice54
Purposes54
Domains and Questions56
Prevention and Intervention56
Agents58
Types59
Complexity62
Conduct and Measures62
Timing and Process66
An Example: Oui Are Friends69
Conclusion73
5.A Review of the Field74
A Social Problem-Solving Approach74
Applications of Group Work75
Group Work in School and Community Systems77
Studies of Effectiveness78
The Future of Group Work82
Conclusion83
Part IIApplications of Group Work
6.Parental Divorce87
Divorce as a Social Problem87
Purpose of Group Work89
Problem Recognition and Solution92
Planning and Composition93
Leadership and Activities96
An Example: The Family Winners100
Conclusion105
7.Peer Relationships and Social Competence106
Peer Relationships and Social Competence as a Social Problem106
Purpose of Group Work109
Problem Recognition and Solution110
Planning and Composition115
Leadership and Activities116
An Example: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer118
Conclusion122
8.Mental Health and Substance Abuse124
Mental Health and Substance Abuse as a Social Problem124
Purpose of Group Work125
Problem Recognition and Solution127
Planning and Composition130
Leadership and Activities132
An Example: kNOw Dopes136
Conclusion140
9.School Performance141
School Performance as a Social Problem141
Purpose of Group Work143
Problem Recognition and Solution144
Planning and Composition147
Leadership and Activities149
An Example: The Book Hitters154
Conclusion159
References161
Index177
About the Author187

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