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ERIC Number: ED030504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 151
Abstractor: N/A
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Wilderness Road.
Loughmiller, Campbell
The benefits of outdoor camping for disturbed boys whose difficulties require treatment outside the home are described. The variety of emotional handicaps handled by group technique and direct experience with natural surroundings at Camp Woodland Springs outside of Dallas, Texas, and the reactions of the boys participating in this residential program, are elaborated. The camp has operated for over 40 years and has worked with more than 600 boys; this book deals with the last 18 years during which boys have been accepted on a year-around basis. Discussion includes a program description, handling of educational experiences through democratic living and self responsibility, group structure and process, therapy, counselor selection and training, role of the parents, caseworker and sponsor, evaluation, and follow-up procedures. Actual experiences encountered and mastered by individual boys with different backgrounds are related to illustrate the effects of the camp environment and techniques utilized. (SW)
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Univ. of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712
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Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas