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Presenting the Taking Charge Group at Your School

Mary Beth Harris and Cynthia Franklin

in Taking Charge

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780195172942
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172942.003.0007
 Presenting the Taking Charge Group at Your School

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This chapter explores the issues of adaptation in an easy question-and-answer format and shares the practice wisdom researchers gained as they offered the Taking Charge group curriculum in the real world of public schools. School-based clinical studies on the Taking Charge group tell us that it is an effective intervention with adolescent mothers. The chapter answered the top 10 questions asked by school professionals who were using or considering the Taking Charge group at their schools. These questions concerned marketing, cooperating with teachers, flexibility of sessions, school policies, resources, and training issues. The Taking charge group curriculum appears to be highly adaptable to most public school settings.

Keywords: Taking Charge; group curriculum; public schools; program adaptation

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