Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
School of Social Work
Dr. Sandra Foster
The overall objective of this study was to determine whether an intervention of social skills training would increase the self-concept of a 16 year old African-American, homeless youth. To obtain this objective, this single system design focused on the subject's level of negative and positive self-talk and independent thinking.
The results indicated a decrease in the subject's negative self-talk, an increase in his positive self-talk and an increase in his independent thinking. The results imply that social skills training can have a very positive impact on the field of social work as an intervention with homeless children. The study attempts to encourage homeless shelters to implement this training as a pro-active measure.
Phillips, Kasey L., "A study of the effects of social skills training on the self-concept of a 16 year old, African-American, homeless youth" (1996). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 2505.