ERIC Number: ED165386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
School-Based Adolescent Groups: The Sail Model.
Thompson, John L.; And Others
The manual outlines the processes, policies, and actual program implementation of one component of a Minnesota program for emotionally disturbed adolescents (Project SAIL): the development of school-based therapy/intervention groups. The characteristics of SAIL students are described, and some considerations involved in providing group services within a public school setting are presented. The underlying beliefs and values of the SAIL groups are discussed, along with their composition, structure, and leadership. The five stages of group development (trust building, cohesiveness, power, intimacy, and termination) are outlined, and specific examples of characteristic behavior at each stage are presented along with strategies and activities that have been used by staff to facilitate the various stages. Some negative group situations and outcomes are also described. (DLS)
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Group Guidance, Group Therapy, Intervention, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, School Involvement, Secondary Education
Mary J. Balfour, SAIL Coordinator, Project Sail, Lindbergh High School, 2400 Lindbergh Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hopkins Independent School District 274, Minn.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Project SAIL