63rd Annual Conference
Group Programs to Help Kids Make Friends and Survive Bullying
McCaffrey, MS. MFT
Private Practice, Oakland and Castro
Rich Dutra, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Co-Director, Challenge Day, Martinez, California
Private Practice, Castro Valley, California
Clinical Consultant, Oakes Children's Center, San
LCSW, CGP, FAGPA,
Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco, California
programs for children and teens will be presented. Social Skills
groups have become popular among parents who have a child who has
difficulty making friends. Challenge Day occurs in agencies and
public schools; practitioners affect the group culture, countering
bullying and violence. Oakes Children Center public school and
private groups are for disturbed children; research findings on
these groups will be presented.
The attendee will
be able to:
acquainted with a variety of creative group process programs for
children and teens.
2. Begin to
understand the complex skills needed to successfully implement and
evaluate such programs.
3. Learn of
available resources to assist in creating these programs.
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Pervasive Developmental Disorders: Evidence for group development.
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(2005). Social Skills Groups. San Francisco Magazine. 80-89.
3. Tertes, A.
(1997). Challenge Days. In J. Canfield (Ed.). Chicken Soup for the
Teenage Soul. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc.