ERIC Number: ED347408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Support Groups: Diverse Programs for Diverse Needs.
Lockwood, Anne Turnbaugh
Resource Bulletin, n3 Fall-Win 1987
This resource bulletin focuses on problems in the lives of adolescents that affect students' engagement in schoolwork (drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, the increasing adolescent suicide rate) and considers the school's role with and responsibility for troubled students. It looks specifically at the high school's use of support groups to help such students by summarizing the results of interviews with guidance and student services personnel in a large suburban high school and a private high school in a moderate-size city. The summaries illustrate how support groups function and what types of groups work in diverse settings. Discussed are support groups for: (1) students recovering from alcohol or drug abuse; (2) students from divorced families, single-parent homes, and stepfamilies; (3) students with low self-esteem; (4) students who are grieving following a death; (5) learning disabled students; (6) students with eating disorders; (7) anxious or phobic students; (8) depressed students; (9) students formerly institutionalized in psychiatric facilities; and (10) students suffering from test anxiety. Providing another perspective are comments from Stephen Elliott, assistant professor of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a nationally recognized figure in the field of school psychology. A selected bibliography on support groups is included. (NB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Effective Secondary Schools, Madison, WI.