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Project Self Discovery: Artistic Alternatives for High Risk Youth

Project Self Discovery: Artistic Alternatives for High Risk Youth

Harvey B. Milkman, Kenneth W. Wanberg, Cleo Parker Robinson

ISBN: 978-0-471-16241-4

200 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Description

This book provides a comprehensive description of Projects Self Discovery (PSD), a national demonstration model, that uses artistic alternatives as a vehicle for transforming the lives of high-risk teens. The monograph presents the theoretical and empirical bases for program development, strategies for accessing and retaining target youth populations, ethnographic and quantitative methods of client assessment and program evaluation, detailed operational model for program activities including participant guidelines, curricula, and essential elements for an effective counseling stance and results of comprehensive assessment/evaluation efforts.
Why Art?

Assumptions and Research Findings.

Understanding the Client: The Protocol for Assessment and Evaluation.

Description of Sample: A Profile of PSD Youth at Intake.

Background Variables in Successful High-Risk Youth Intervention.

Program Implementation: Engaging High-Risk Youth.

Results and Findings.

Appendices.