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Taking Charge: A School-Based Life Skills Program for Adolescent Mothers

Mary Beth Harris and Cynthia Franklin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195172942
eISBN:
9780199893249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172942.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

Taking Charge is the first empirically tested program of its kind, designed specifically to improve academic achievement and self-sufficiency for adolescent and teenage mothers, who face ... More


Theories and Evidence Supporting Development of the Taking Charge Group Curriculum

Mary Beth Harris and Cynthia Franklin

in Taking Charge: A School-Based Life Skills Program for Adolescent Mothers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195172942
eISBN:
9780199893249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172942.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Children and Families

This chapter explains the theoretical and empirical basis of the Taking Charge group curriculum, including its developmental and strengths-based, solution-focused frameworks, and the life skills ... More


Substance Abuse Prevention: Effective School-Based Programs

Laura DiGiovanni

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370591
eISBN:
9780199893508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The reality of substance use among our youth is still very striking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism identified alcohol as the primary psychoactive substance used by U.S. ... More


Transitional Living Programs: Best Practices

Wendy B. Smith

in Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195375596
eISBN:
9780199893355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 12 begins with a review of the research on effects of independent living programs on outcomes for youth exiting care. The next sections examine components of transitional living programs, ... More


Design and Utility of Life Skills Groups in Schools

David R. Dupper

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Health and Well Being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370591
eISBN:
9780199893508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370591.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the use of social skills training (SST) groups as a preventive or remedial intervention with children and youth. It begins with a discussion of social competence as a ... More


Testimonies

Susan Pick and Jenna Sirkin

in Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Human Basis for Sustainable Development

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195383164
eISBN:
9780199796854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383164.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter will serve as an introduction to some of the Mexican Institute of Family and Population Research (IMIFAP) programs whose outcomes went beyond the directly targeted changes in knowledge, ... More


Emotional Intelligence: More Than Personality and Cognitive Ability?

Nicholas R. Burns, Veneta A. Bastian, and Ted Nettelbeck

in The Science of Emotional Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195181890
eISBN:
9780199847860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181890.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses key questions about how emotional intelligence (EI) should be conceptualized. Is EI distinct from existing personality and ability constructs? If so, what are the main ... More


Coping with Sex, Drugs, and Violence

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews a few selected evaluated programs in three fields — delinquency, substance abuse, and teen pregnancy — and takes a look at programs in AIDS/HIV prevention. Many programs focus on ... More


Laura’s Students One and Seven Years Later

Marilyn Watson

in Learning to Trust: Attachment Theory and Classroom Management

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190867263
eISBN:
9780190867294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867263.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In the third year, Laura took a leave through November to help settle her newly adopted child. Her students missed her and, when she returned, some seemed to have reverted to their original ... More


Intellectual Disability

Kimberly A. McCord

in Teaching the Postsecondary Music Student with Disabilities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190467760
eISBN:
9780190467807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467760.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

Intellectual disability means significantly sub-average general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior. In the past, it has been unusual for students with ... More


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