ERIC Number: ED381968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Teaching a Model of Social Skills Training to Child Care Workers at a Group Home for Adolescents, for Improvement of Treatment Planning.
Gramling, Lyle T.
This practicum study implemented a training program in the teaching of social skills for 4 child care workers at a group home for 12 adolescents having moderate to severe emotional and behavioral problems. The inservice training program involved teaching concepts, techniques, and social skills terminology during the first four sessions, with training practice emphasized during the remaining 5 weeks of the practicum. During this period, child care workers developed and implemented two social skills training intervention plans. The training program emphasized proactive interventions to help youths build new strengths and develop more effective coping skills. Content analysis of daily log recordings indicated that the child care workers did improve their treatment planning skills with increased linkages between log recordings and youths' treatment plan goals and strategies. Appendices include the social skills training knowledge test and scores, the content analysis coding scheme and results, an outline of the practicum weekly implementation plan, and outlines of the inservice training plans. (Contains 34 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.