Evidence-based strategies for working with children

There are a number of evidence-based strategies for working with children who have behavior problems—many of those strategies use groups. In this Discussion, you identify a group curriculum recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and explain how you would prepare a child to enter that group for the first time.

Review the Learning Resources and access the Walden Library to find additional peer-reviewed resources.

By Day 3

  1. Describe at least two advantages of group work with children.
  2. Briefly describe an evidenced-based group curriculum found through the SAMSHA resources for children with disruptive behavior disorders.
  3. Explain how you would prepare a 10-year-old child to enter this group for children with disruptive behavior disorders.


Webb, N. B. (2019). Social work practice with children (4th ed.). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Chapter 8, “Group Work With Children”

Grading Rubic:

  1. Discussion posting fully addresses all instruction prompts, including responding to the required number of peer posts.
  2. Discussion posting demonstrates an excellent understanding of all of the concepts and key points presented in the text(s) and Learning Resources. Posting provides significant detail including multiple relevant examples, evidence from the readings and other scholarly sources, and discerning ideas.
  3. Postings are well organized, use scholarly tone, contain original writing and proper paraphrasing, follow APA style, contain very few or no writing and/or spelling errors

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