ERIC Number: ED328839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
The Changing Family. Leader's Guide. Group Manual. Focus on Behavior--Series I. First Edition.
Ciborowski, Paul J.
This document contains a leader's guide for a program for children of divorce between the ages of 11 and 18, and a manual written for the children and adolescents participating in the program. The leader's guide contains an index to all 12 sessions and the activities for each session. Five units are included: (1) a summary of the state of the art of counseling theory related to divorce and stepfamilies; (2) counseling dynamics and techniques; (3) a discussion of group counseling; (4) the instructions and activities found in the group manual; and (5) a list of references and a glossary of divorce-related terms. The group manual provides a sequential series of group activities to assist young people in coming to terms with parental divorce. Unit 1 provides an overview of divorce and the feelings that young people are likely to experience as a result of it. Unit 2 discusses the role of groups in helping children to cope with the effects of their parents' divorce. Unit 3, the heart of the manual, includes a 12-session group program, with short readings for discussion, and suggested activities, both in the group and later on at home. Unit 4 provides references on divorce which are appropriate for young people, a glossary of terms related to divorce, and potential sources of assistance or referral. (TE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Published by Stratmar Educational Systems, Inc., Port Chester, NY.