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ERIC Number: EJ1059439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
FOCUS School-Based Skill-Building Groups: Training and Implementation
Garcia, Ediza; De Pedro, Kris Tunac; Astor, Ron Avi; Lester, Patricia; Benbenishty, Rami
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 suppl 1 pS102-S116 2015
Military children encounter unique stressors that can affect their social and emotional well-being. These challenges can serve as a risk to the military child's successful academic performance. This study fills a much-needed research gap by examining the training and implementation of a public school-based intervention, Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) School-Based Skill-Building Groups (SBGs). Social work interns from 2 academic years (2011-2012 and 2012-2013) were trained in the implementation of the SBGs. The SBGs aim to promote resilience among students from military families. This study reveals positive findings associated with training the interns. Implementation strengths and challenges are carefully reviewed. Suggestions for the need for school-based interventions are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California