Ideal for anyone who is developing a new program, revitalizing an existing one, or in need of a one-time group experience, this best-selling manual has been used successfully in schools, community settings, church/religious settings, court-ordered programs, and the private sector. Group Exercises for Adolescents, Third Edition is also appropriate for use as a supplement in courses in Social Group Work Practice and Social Work and Juveniles.
[Page 36]This is our group. Its success or failure is up to us. We come together in search of ourselves. What we have to share is honesty; what we hope to gain is trust. Through expressing our feelings, hopes, and dreams, we can become known to one another. Friendship and self-understanding are the rewards. We will respect the privacy of each member by keeping group business within the group. What we see here, what we say here, what we hear here—let it stay here.
There are only two rules for this group: (a) No side conversations are allowed, and (b) we must be kind to one another.
Breaking the Ice
In this exercise group members respond to a list of questions in round-robin ...