This collection of articles, first published in 1991, attempts to describe life in the suburbs from diverse vantage points, to evoke a feeling of what life is like for some of the children and their families living in these communities and to demonstrate the practice and value of group work within this context. This title will be of interest to students of social work, sociology and urban studies.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Preface Ralph L. Kolodny; 1. Introduction 2. Group Work: Antidote to Alienation During a Time of Family Transition Marion Levine 3. The Black Experience in Suburbia: Prospects and Possibilities for Group Work Intervention Hugh A. Wilson 4. Group Work as a Protective Factor for Immigrant Youth José J. López 5. Group Work with Bulimic Adolescent Females in Suburbia Karen V. Harper and Lee S. Shillito 6. Structured Fantasy Approaches to Children’s Group Therapy Richard T. Walsh, Mary Ann Richardson and Raymond M. Cardey 7. ‘What’s Goin’ on in There?!?!’: Alliance Formation with Parents Whose Children Are in Group Treatment Andrew Malekoff 8. Memories and Memory Building: Reflections on Group Work with the Lonely Child Andrew Malekoff and Ralph L. Kolodny 9. Epilogue 10. Difference, Acceptance and Belonging: A Reverie Andrew Malekoff; Book Reviews