Publisher description for Promoting student success through group interventions / Joseph E. Zins, Maurice J. Elias, editors.

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Help more students find success in school and life by using these carefully selected group-based interventions designed for use in schools. Because of the growing incidences of violence, poverty, stress-related disorders, and similar problem behaviors among children and youth, there is a critical need to expand the numbers of young people who receive health and mental health promotion services in schools. This timely book demonstrates how group interventions can help special services staff reach these increasing numbers of students who require assistance. Promoting Student Success Through Group Interventions contains clear, concise, and practical descriptions of a variety of group interventions designed to promote students’success in school and in life.

Each chapter of Promoting Student Success Through Group Interventions begins with an overview of the theoretical and instructional bases for the approach, including an outline of the purpose of the program, target populations, age/grade levels, problems/risk factors addressed, and formats for which the program is best suited. Step-by-step outlines of each program are then presented, including many detailed tips on how to get started, run the first session or two, establish rules, facilitate group cohesion, and think through group composition and attendance. Some of the topical areas covered by this book include:

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Educational counseling.
Group counseling.
Student assistance programs.
Students -- Services for.