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Helping at-risk students : a group counseling approach for grades 6-9

Author: Jill Waterman; Elizabeth Walker
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Helps youth build skills for school success and social-emotional growth while exploring such topics as personal goals, ethnic identity and prejudice, peer pressure, violence prevention, and family  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Waterman; Elizabeth Walker
ISBN: 9781606230022 1606230026
OCLC Number: 227032166
Description: xiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Guidelines for Setting Up and Leading Groups --
Goals of the SPARK Program --
Getting Started --
Selecting Group Members --
Structure of the Groups --
Group Leaders --
Presenting the Groups to Prospective Members --
Pregroup Individual Interviews and/or Questionnaires --
Group Counseling Techniques --
Developing Trust and Understanding Confidentiality --
Building Group Cohesion --
Group Process --
Developmental Considerations --
Maintaining Order and Leader Sanity --
Uses and Parameters of Check-In and Check-Out --
Issues in Ending the Groups --
Dilemmas for Group Leaders --
Handling Issues of Child Abuse and Suicidality --
Balancing the Needs of Individual Group Members with the Requirements of the Psychoeducational Curriculum --
Dealing with Members Who Do Not Participate --
Dealing with Chronically Disruptive Members --
Parameters of the Group Leader Role --
Adapting the Curriculum for Full Classroom Use --
The SPARK Curriculum --
Overview of Module Content --
Recruitment Criteria --
Trust-Building and Communication Skills --
Anger Management and Emotion Regulation Skills --
Ethnic Identity and Anti-Prejudice --
Educational Aspirations --
Peer Pressure Bullying and Gangs --
Male-Female Relationships --
Exposure to Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Reactions --
Family Relationships --
Termination Session: The Party --
Effectiveness of SPARK Groups --
Characteristics of Participating Group Members --
Family Structure and Distress --
Exposure to Community Violence --
Outcomes of the SPARK Groups --
Time 1 and Time 2 Differences for Those in the Treatment Group --
Time 1 and Time 2 Differences for Those in the Control Group --
Comparisons between the Treatment and Control Groups --
Pilot Evaluations of New and Revised Modules in This Edition --
Information Regarding Data Analyses --
Sample Materials for Beginning SPARK Groups --
Curriculum Materials and Handouts --
Sample Materials in Spanish for Beginning SPARK Groups --
Curriculum Materials and Handouts in Spanish.
Responsibility: Jill Waterman, Elizabeth Walker.
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