This easy-to-follow manual presents techniques for working with groups of children who have been sexually abused. It begins with an overview of the theory and literature of group therapy with children and then offers seven sections on psycho-social skill building techniques, trust building, self esteem, identifying and expressing feelings, healing the inner child, relationships, boundary setting, and prevention skills.
Chapter 5: Screening Group Members
Screening Group Members
The screening process is the backbone of any good group. A solid screening procedure increases the likelihood of the formation of a cohesive group made up of children with similar issues and ages who are ready and excited to participate. Screening also allows the group facilitator to explain the group's goals and objectives to both parents and children. In this chapter, we provide general information on screening for both support and therapy groups. We include information on the purposes of screening, hints on the screening process, and, at the end of the chapter, a screening tool that helps determine readiness for group (Table 5.1).
Table 5.1 Screening Children for Support Groups
Purposes of Screening
In screening sessions, information is gathered from parents and ...