ERIC Number: ED340986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Support Groups for Students: Helping Students Cope with Crises.
Walz, Garry R., Ed.; Bleuer, Jeanne C., Ed.
This monograph has been designed to meet the needs of students and schools for viable approaches to the growing stresses they must contend with in today's society. Its purpose is to respond to an expressed need for: (1) a collection of the best available resources on developing student support groups; (2) information on and examples of effectively functioning programs and practice other than support groups; (3) suggestions on how to design and implement programs; and (4) information on already evaluated resources--a way of finding out in advance if a particular resource is what they want. The monograph has been organized as a "kit" of six modules, each of which is capable of standing alone even while being part of a comprehensive program. The articles which make up the bulk of the document are all contained in the first three modules. Module 1 presents six articles designed to help the user broaden his/her perspective on student fears and crises. Module 2 presents 17 articles to help the user identify programs and practices useful in helping students cope with those fears and crises. Module 3 presents seven articles on developing and offering student self-help support groups. Module 4 offers a brief, step-by-step guide to designing and implementing student support programs. Module 5 contains 64 brief abstracts of significant resources. Module 6 lists sources for assistance and consultation. An appendix describes the ERIC system. (ABL)
Descriptors: Coping, Crisis Intervention, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Counseling, Secondary School Students, Social Support Groups, Stress Variables
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($16.95; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.