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ERIC Number: ED398507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Evaluation of a Training Program for Street Children and Adolescents At Risk in Brazil.
Bandeira, Denise R.; And Others
An experience in evaluating a program which is designed to help high risk adolescents is described. The program attempts to develop basic work and social skills of adolescents (N=40) living in slums or on the streets in Brazil. Psychological and social effects of the program were assessed by means of interviews and psychological tests (Draw-a-Person, Bender Gestalt, Raven, and Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale). Results showed that, despite the risk factors, large improvements took place in test performance. Additionally, the adolescents developed more realistic life projects and positive attitudes toward school and work. Some problems of using psychological tests with this particular population are discussed. It is also pointed out that such programs cannot be successful unless they eventually provide employment opportunities or referrals. (Author/TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil