ERIC Number: ED086913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Social Group Work with Anti-Social Children: An Empirical Investigation of the Relevance of Programming.
Wodarski, John S.; And Others
This paper evaluates the extent to which certain program activities such as discussion activities, "it" games, group games, swimming, arts and crafts, special events, written activities, or transitional activities measurably decrease anti-social and non-social behavior among anti-social children and, likewise, increase the incidence of pro-social behavior among such children. Variables such as subjects' age category (children vs. youth), extent of worker training (trained vs. untrained), treatment method (social learning, traditional group work, or group-centered), and the mode of group composition (anti-social children only, pro-social children only, or pro-social children plus an anti-social child) were evaluated in terms of their effects on the choice of activities by workers and the behavior of the children. Subjects were boys ranging in age from 6 to 18 Results point to the efficacy of recreationally-oriented group treatment methods for anti-social children and to the relative undesirability of highly verbal insight therapies. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO.
Note: Paper presented at the American Orthopsychiatric Association, New York, New York, May 1973