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Teaching Social Skills to Youth, Second Edition [Paperback]

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Pages   314
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   2.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 15, 2005
Publisher   Boys Town Press
ISBN  1889322695  
EAN  9781889322698  


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New updates to the second edition of this classic guide to the teaching of social skills include: A CD-ROM that helps readers search for social skills by title, category, or problem behavior and allows you to print copies of social skill steps for display.New information on how to help youth generalize the use of individual skills to varied social situations An index that cross-references the 182 skills to the Six Pillars of Character - respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship.References to and information from the latest research findings.The book also features the step-by-step component behaviors to 182 skills, from the basic (following instructions and introducing yourself) to the complex (managing stress and resolving conflict). Opening chapters explain the individual and group teaching techniques that enable youth to recognize when, where, or with whom to use a particular skill. The authors also show how to plan skill-based treatment interventions for youth with difficult problems such as substance abuse, aggression, running away, depression, or attention deficits.Teaching Social Skills to Youth is an ideal resource for the classroom, in counseling or therapy, and in job training programs.

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New updates to the second edition of this classic guide to the teaching of social skills include: A CD-ROM that helps readers search for social skills by title, category, or problem behavior and allows you to print copies of social skill steps for display. New information on how to help youth generalize the use of individual skills to varied social situations An index that cross-references the 182 skills to the Six Pillars of Character - respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship. References to and information from the latest research findings.The book also features the step-by-step component behaviors to 182 skills, from the basic (following instructions and introducing yourself) to the complex (managing stress and resolving conflict). Opening chapters explain the individual and group teaching techniques that enable youth to recognize when, where, or with whom to use a particular skill. The authors also show how to plan skill-based treatment interventions for youth with difficult problems such as substance abuse, aggression, running away, depression, or attention deficits.

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Not structured well for teachers.  Jan 28, 2008
I expected this book to include ideas for how to teach the social skills, whether it be skits or stories or worksheets. Instead, the "worksheets" are just a bulleted list of what the social skill includes. There is no guide as to how it is recommended to teach the students them. Overall, I'm severely un-impressed with the book.
 
Excellent Resource  Jan 10, 2008
This is a great resource for anyone in the mental health field or educational field trying to teach basic social skills to children and/or adolscents. As a mental health practitioner myself, I use this book daily either referring to it or actually going directly through the steps with clients and students that I work with in a school setting. The first eight skills are absolutely necessary for teaching the rest of the skills and are dealt with more in depth in: Basic Social Skills for Youth: A Handbook from Boys Town.

The Boys Town curriculum has a great deal of research to back it up and is used at a variety of mental health agencies. It is also very useful in conjunction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the thought process of practice and repeat. These skills have been very helpful in creating goals and monitoring progress.

If you are looking for pictures and scenarios, you may wan to check out The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism. It works for more than just autistic kids and would be a great suppliment to this book.

 
Excellent tool, proven to work!  Aug 12, 2007
The "Teaching Social Skills to Youth" book is the essential manual for sites using the Teaching Family Model for behavior modification with troubled and at-risk youth. The Teaching Family Model has been made famous by Father Flanigan's Girls and Boys Town.

Over 50 Teaching Family agencies in the United States and Canada are certified by the Teaching Family Association, who set the standards of service, ensuring effective and individualized treatment to youth. The Teaching Family Model has been researched and is a well-evaluated clinical practice, and uses an integrated set of procedures to help children, families, and dependent adults live, learn, and become increasingly self-sufficient.

This book is extremely effective when used with the teaching practices using the steps of 'Effective Praise', 'Preventive Teaching', and 'Corrective Teaching', and in conjunction with a token economy of privileges that provides rewards when youth use skills, and consequences when they do not use the skills. This combination, with a high ratio of praising interactions to corrective interactions creates an outstanding teaching atmosphere for effective behavior modification.

The first section of 'Teaching Social Skills to Youth' gives an overview of the Teaching Family Model components, and helps instruct you the best way to teach these skills. This is a very important aspect of helping youth learn to use these skills.

'Teaching Social Skills to Youth' has a wide variety of social, academic, independent living, and emotion regulation skills to choose from. The easy to use index groups skills by problem area, giving parents and treatment providers plenty of options to help target problem areas. The index is also grouped by situations.

Of most importance, reward your child when they choose to use a skill and act appropriate under circumstances when the child may normally act out in a negative way. This increases the benefit for the child to use the skill, and increases the chances for the child to use the skill in the future.

To learn more about the Teaching Family Model, visit TFA at www.teaching-family.org, and to find certified agencies near you. Some agencies also provide in-home interventions and parenting classes to help those families that struggle with troubled or at-risk youth.
 
Simplistic, with limited research backing  Dec 29, 2006
I'm a graduate student (Ph.D. level program) and was looking for materials I could use for references in my school psychology class. I also have a child with delayed social skills, so I had a more personal interest in looking at this book.

I found this book to be of little use, professionally as well as personally. The research was sorely lacking, and the tips and suggestions were fairly rudimentary and geared toward lower elementary school youth.

There are far better products out there, so save your money. I sent this one back.
 

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