ERIC Number: ED377279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Social Competence among Low-Income Urban Appalachian Adolescents.
Hoeweler, Fred C.; And Others
This paper describes a multifaceted, cognitive-behavioral life-skills training program that is directed toward low-income urban Appalachian youth in Cincinnati (Ohio) who are at high risk for substance abuse and related negative behaviors. The program is intended to promote the development of effective prosocial coping skills and strategies and to increase feelings of attachment in participants toward their communities. The Appalachian Life Skills Program incorporates many strategies found to be effective in previous research. It endeavors to combine significant elements of peer programs and alternative-education programs to enhance behavioral outcomes as well as social-skills development. Interpersonal problem solving and social-skills training are combined with outdoor challenges of the Outward Bound type for training in experiential coping. Early and informal evaluations have demonstrated that the program is well-received and is associated with positive attitudes among participants. A case illustration shows the program in action for one 13-year-old boy. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Conflict Resolution, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Experiential Learning, Interpersonal Competence, Low Income Groups, Nontraditional Education, Outdoor Education, Peer Relationship, Peer Teaching, Prevention, Training, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio Board of Regents, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cincinnati)