Value Clarification Group for Youth|My essay solution

Posted: March 4th, 2023

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Social Work Practice with Groups


AGENCY: NeighborhoodHelp (Green Family Foundation)

Designing a Group Proposal Guidelines/Outlines


Students will design a treatment or task group that would be appropriate for their current field practicum that is not currently in place at the agency. The design will include the evidence base to support the design of the group.



1. Identify the unmet need that the group will be addressing

2. Describe group purpose (what will be achieved by the end of the group?)

3. Outline group Structure

a. Number of meetings

b. Frequency of meetings

c. Length of meetings

d. Location of meetings

e. Size of group

4. Consider and reflect Group Composition

a. Member demographics

b. Social, emotional, behavioral capacity/expectation of members

5. Describe recruitment process of members*

6. Discuss how members will be oriented to group

7. Create a general pattern/ agenda for the group meeting(s)

8. Reflect profession, agency, and/or organization policies that could affect the group

9. List key stakeholders and their role in group formation

10. Discuss evaluative tools and process for assessing group’s effectiveness.



* Be sure to give your group an identity…name and brand your group.

Value Clarification Group for Youth

Unmet Needs

According to Simon et al., (1972), “values are those aspects of our lives that are so important and pervasive that they include feelings, thoughts and behavior.” This is a proposal for the commencement of a value clarification group for youth ages 13-17 that are participating in the Juvenile Services Department’s Civil Citation program. The majority of the youth that enroll into the Civil Citation program have endured trauma, if not multiple traumas.




· To help members identify more clearly what it is they value in specific situations.

· Members will reflect upon their goals, purposes, and behaviors.

· This group will shed light on the idea that others may hold different but equally acceptable values.

· The group may be used as either a set induction or a closure (may have a different outcome for each member).

· The group will allow participants to resolve critical personal values, ultimately working towards a satisfying lifestyle.


· Group Size: 6-12 members

· Number of meetings: The group will meet 10 times over the next three months.

· Frequency of meetings: The group will meet once a week.

· Length of meetings: Each session will last one and a half hours.

· Location of meetings: The meetings will be located in the conference room of the Juvenile Services Department. Group meetings will be conducted at 6:30 pm every Thursday, being that most of the members will be attending school during the day.


· Age and sex of members: Members may be any sex but must be between the ages 13-17 and must be a participant of the civil citation program.

· Social/emotional level of members: Many of the youths that have been mandated to participant in the Civil Citation program come from lower income households and may lack strong family support. In addition, many have been diagnosed with ADHD, depression or anxiety.

· Behavior patterns relevant to members: Members of this population entering the group may be apathetic, flighty, over-conforming, or over-dissenting in their behavior. Members are required to be active participants in order to benefit most from the group.


Brochures and flyers will be displayed on the bookshelf located in the waiting area. Staff may have brochures or flyers available in their offices. Staff should review their caseloads for any potential clients that would benefit from said group. Once referred to the group, members will be pre-screened by group facilitator for appropriateness for group work. At the start of the first group, all members will be introduced to group rules and agency policies. Members must adhere in order to continue with membership.

General pattern of meetings

· Warm up exercises: 15-20 minutes

· Activity (i.e. Name Tags, Favorites, Simulations): 20-25 minutes

· Subgroup Activity: 15-20 minutes

· Full group discussions: 25-30 minutes

· *Guest Speaker (if any): 30 minutes (cut out subgroup activity) or entire group meeting time [includes discussions]

· Summary (recap and next meeting): 10 minutes

Agency or organizational policies

· The group will discuss confidentiality, an organizational policy. Throughout the course of the group and while keeping members motivated, the group facilitator should make confidentiality clear to all members that the group will not disclose any information talked about during group meetings.

· Group notes and records will be kept in accordance with agency policy.

· Consent to treat minor paperwork will be completed by guardian prior to group commen



  • A sense of belonging: Many of the youth in the Civil Citation program may come from broken families or may have experienced rejection from peers, leading to a sense of isolation and loneliness. They may lack a sense of belonging and may benefit from exploring their values around relationships and social connections. Self-worth and self-esteem: Trauma can often lead to feelings of shame, guilt, and low self-esteem. The youth in the program may benefit from exploring their values around self-worth and developing strategies to boost their confidence and self-esteem

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