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The youth relationships manual : a group approach with adolescents for the prevention of woman abuse and the promotion of healthy relationships

The youth relationships manual : a group approach with adolescents for the prevention of woman abuse and the promotion of healthy relationships / David A. Wolfe ... [et al.].
Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, c1996.
xii, 196 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Other contributors
Wolfe, David A. (David Allen), 1951-
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-193).
  • Pt. I. How to Use This Manual. Philosophy and Goals of the Project. A Conceptual Model of Intervention. Intended Participants. Implementing the Program. Cofacilitator Qualities and Characteristics. Safety Awareness Concerning Young Women in the Program. Male Defensiveness
  • Pt. II. Development of the Youth Relationships Project. Rationale. Beginnings. Evaluation
  • Pt. III. Program Sessions and Exercises. Introduction to the Youth Relationships Project Manual. Sect. A. Violence in Close Relationships: It's All About Power. Sess. 1. Introduction to Group: Summary. Sess. 2. Power in Relationships: Explosions and Assertions. Sess. 3. Defining Relationship Violence: Power Abuses. Sect. B. Breaking the Cycle of Violence: What We Can Choose to Do and What We Can Choose Not to Do. Sess. 4. Defining Powerful Relationships: Equality, Empathy, and Emotional Expressiveness. Sess. 5. Defining Powerful Relationships: Assertiveness Instead of Aggressiveness.
Help teens who are at risk of experiencing or perpetuating abuse with The Youth Relationships Manual. Designed to build strengths, resilience, and coping, this model - field-tested with the Youth Relationships Project - presents a proactive, competency-building approach to promoting nonviolent relationships and preventing cycles of violence. Based on the premise that the best window of opportunity for developing healthy relationships is in adolescence, the manual guides teens to positive roles in dating, peer interactions, and interpersonal style. David A. Wolfe and his associates detail a carefully developed and tested curriculum for an 18-session group training program that includes three principal sections: informational, skills building, and social action learning opportunities. As a part of the program, teens learn new communication and conflict resolution skills and practice those skills by going out into the community to solve a hypothetical problem situation. Innovative and easy to follow, The Youth Relationships Manual provides mental health professionals, school counselors and administrators, community agency workers and administrators, and students in the helping professions with a vital tool for helping teens at risk develop healthy relationships.
Subject headings
Youth Relationships Project (London, Ont.) Social work with teenagers--Canada--Case studies. Social work with youth--Canada--Case studies. Interpersonal relations in adolescence--Study and teaching--Canada--Case studies. Dating violence--Canada--Prevention--Case studies. Women--Abuse of--Canada--Prevention--Case studies. Social work with youth Canada Case studies. Interpersonal relations in adolescence Study and teaching Canada Case studies. Women Abuse of Canada Prevention Case studies. Dating violence Canada Prevention Case studies.
Other subjects
Adolescents Interpersonal relationships
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