ERIC Number: ED208281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
A Program for Teaching Primary Preventive Social Skills.
Kapp-Simon, Kathy A.; Simon, Dennis J.
This paper presents an overview of a systematic primary prevention program for promoting social competency in junior high school students, including a summary of goals, method, techniques, leadership requirements, and evaluation research. The Social Skills Training Program is described as a curriculum-based, small group program which teaches behaviorally defined interpersonal skills in a developmental progression reflective of the natural priority of interpersonal skill emergence in normal adolescent social development. A variety of training modalities, including discussion, art, role playing, and the systematic teaching and practicing of communication skills are explained in detail. The evaluation results of the program are also included, which indicate no differences in self-concept between trainees and control group members. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (53rd, Detroit, MI, April 30-May 2, l98l).