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ERIC Number: ED494219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 378
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5069-7ISBN-978-1-59385-069-2
Group Work with Adolescents: Principles and Practice. Second Edition. Social Work Practice with Children and Families
Malekoff, Andrew
Guilford Publications
This popular text provides essential knowledge and skills for conducting creative, strengths-based group work with adolescents. A rich introduction to the field, enlivened by numerous illustrations from actual sessions, the book provides principles and guidelines for practice in a wide range of settings. The book covers all phases of group work, from planning to leavetaking, and highlights the value of self-reflection for successfully handling even the most challenging group situations. The table of contents is divided into four parts and 17 chapters as follows. Part I, The Adolescent in Context, presents: (1) Adolescent Development, Risk, and Opportunity; and (2) Between Adolescent and Group Worker: Uncertainty, Fluidity, and Learning from the Inside Out. Part II, Guidelines for Group Building, continues with: (3) Strengths-Based Group Work with Adolescents; (4) Planning in Group Work: Where We Begin; (5) Good Beginnings in Group Work: Socializing Adolescents into the Group Culture; (6) What's Going On in There? Alliance Formation with Parents Whose Adolescent Children Join Groups; (7) Groups on the Go: Spontaneously Formed School-Based Mutual Aid Groups for Adolescents in Distress; (8) The Use of Problem Solving in Group Work; (9) The Use of "Program" in Group Work: Cultivating a Sense of Competence, Belonging, and Creativity; and (10) Leavetaking, Moving On, and Looking Back: The Ending Transition in Group Work. Part III, Contemporary and Age-Old Themes in Group Work: Guidelines, Applications, and Practice Illustrations, contains: (11) Prejudice Reduction, Intergroup Relations, and Group Identity: Spontaneous and Planned Interventions to Address Diversity in Group Work; (12) Violence and Youth I: Dimensions and Interventions in Group Work; (13) Violence and Youth II: When World Stage and Group Work Intersect; (14) Adolescent Sexuality and Group Work: Variations on a Theme; (15) Group Work as a Counterforce to Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse; and (16) Loneliness, Social Isolation, Scapegoating, and Group Work: The Adolescent's Struggle to Fit In. Part IV, Special Challenges for Group Workers, concludes the book with (17) On Becoming a Reflective Group Worker.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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