Group-Centered Prevention Programs for At-Risk Students by Elaine Clanton Harpine

By Elaine Clanton Harpine

School psychologists, counselors, and educators within the K-12 environment face the daunting accountability of discovering stability among mandated checking out, scholars’ mental-health matters, and extra educational support for at-risk scholars. One option to this quandary is to enforce a school-based psychological health and wellbeing technique that mixes studying and counseling wishes right into a unmarried software. various kinds of profitable courses can be found, although week-long in depth courses have lately elevated in popularity.

Group-Centered Prevention courses for At-Risk Students specializes in the advance of the sort of week-long prevention software, and gives pros with step by step instructions to create their very own software. It additionally specializes in using group-centered interventions as a chance to avoid at-risk behaviors as a way of correcting or altering dysfunctional behavior.

This hugely readable quantity addresses such hard matters as:

  • Using self-reflection to educate writing skills.
  • Increasing interpersonal interplay whereas honing etiquette.
  • Enhancing staff recognition and studying comprehension.
  • Rebuilding self-efficacy via expanding observe reputation and interpreting skills.

With its good study beginning mixed with transparent, sensible software descriptions, this quantity is a vital addition to the libraries of researchers and practitioners alike within the disciplines of faculty psychology, schooling, social paintings, psychotherapy and counseling, and medical baby psychology.

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Often when groups select bits and pieces of an evidence-based program to add to their own approach, schools or community groups blame the evidence-based program rather than their implementation of the program when research promised results are not forthcoming. There is no way to ensure that a school or community organization will actually use an evidence-based program as it was written and designed to be implemented (Kratochwill 2007). We cannot assume that good intentions will guarantee an effective program, because they do not.

Some students may need only a week-long motivational prevention program in order to review the necessary skills to enable them to be successful in the classroom. 1007/978-1-4419-7248-4_3, © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 23 24 3 Organizing a New Group the structure for your prevention program. On the other hand, some students may need more intensive remedial skill-building through a program which is longer than merely 1 week. Design your program to meet the needs of the participants.

Can E and I be combined to form the long ā sound? Yes, such as with the words: rein, freight, neighbor, reindeer. Take a word strip and see if you can think of more EI words? On the sixth strip: “At the end of a word, use the EY combination, as with: obey or they. List as many words as you can remember. EI and EY are tricky. AI, AY, EI and EY can also use other vowel sounds; so, be careful. On a seventh strip of paper, have students write EA and say: “E and A combine together to use the long ā sound, as in the word: steak.

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