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ERIC Number: ED373865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 74
Abstractor: N/A
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Increasing the Academic Achievement of Middle School Students Exposed to Domestic Violence through Interpersonal-Cognitive Group Counseling and Parenting Education (Project REAL).
Foreman, Deborah
Project REAL (Relationship skills, Education on violence prevention, Academics, Leadership and decision-making skills) was a practicum designed to increase the academic achievement of middle school students exposed to domestic violence. Eleven students and their parents participated in a 12-week interpersonal-cognitive counseling group and its parent education component. Project REAL provided students with: (1) instruction on stress management, conflict resolution, communication, study, and decision-making skills; (2) art therapy; and (3) guest speakers from community agencies that provide direct services to victims of domestic violence. Parents were counseled individually and received a resource guide on the services available to victims of domestic violence. The results of the practicum indicated that middle school students exposed to domestic violence need more than a 12-week group counseling program to increase their academic achievement. Although student academic performance did not increase significantly, parents did gain a better understanding of the effects of domestic violence on their children and on the resources available to overcome domestic violence. (Four appendixes contain copies of a project evaluation survey, student pre- and posttests, a parent interview form, and permission to use references. Contains 38 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Witnesses to Violence
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University. Appendixes A and D may not reproduce clearly.