ERIC Number: ED216262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Youth Helping Youth: A Directed Group Experience for Abused Adolescents.
Lonnborg, Barbara; And Others
A program for conducting a series of adolescent group counseling sessions that focus on the problems and needs of abused adolescents is presented. The materials, which emphasize self-esteem and feelings and teach youths to think of themselves in positive ways, share their experiences with abuse, and discuss coping strategies, are intended to be used by youth care practitioners, professional trainees, volunteers, peer counselors, and individuals in self-help programs. This guide outlines a six-week program of group meetings in a Participant's Guide, contains instructions for the group facilitator in a Leader's Guide, and provides background material on adolescent abuse and the group counseling process. Suggestions are also given for organizing a group and identifying participants. The activities of each group session are outlined according to objectives, skills, opening discussion notes, and learning steps along with films, discussion questions about problem situations, and additional reading resources. The sessions focus on getting acquainted, learning personal/interpersonal skills, understanding feelings, improving self-esteem, avoiding conflict, and building a support network. In addition, sample outlines describing each activity are included and may be photocopied for distribution to group participants. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Counseling Techniques, Family Relationship, Group Counseling, Group Experience, Interpersonal Competence, Peer Counseling, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Self Help Programs, Skill Development, Youth Problems
Communications and Public Service, Boys Town Center, Boys Town, NE 68010 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boys Town Center for The Study of Youth Development, NE.