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ERIC Number: EJ796449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1053-1890
Storytelling Narratives: Social Bonding as Key for Youth at Risk
Nelson, Annabelle; McClintock, Charles; Perez-Ferguson, Anita; Shawver, Mary Nash; Thompson, Greg
Child & Youth Care Forum, v37 n3 p127-137 Jun 2008
This research used a structured storytelling narrative methodology to capture the lived experience of youth participants to identify effective factors that helped them in three programs in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, California. Thirty-nine youth aged 8-17 participated in two storytelling protocols at their home sites; one was a written narrative of a vivid experience in the project, and the second was a group story about a character who had been a participant. Categorical content analysis reported the following themes: positive peer experiences, caring adults, family atmosphere and learning new skills particularly computer literacy. Participants reported changing from being isolated or acting out to succeeding in school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California