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EFFECTIVENESS OF “BUILDING A BETTER ME” AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS

by Vogt, Deborah Ann

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This thesis evaluates the effectiveness of the “Building A Better Me” Program. The program was developed from a family systems theory perspective and focuses on various issues pertaining to communication. Using this theoretical base, the “Building A Better Me” Program is designed for implementation with children six to ten years of age, in an after-school setting and includes lessons that provide opportunity to build positive communication; conflict resolution and problem solving skills; recognition and expression of feelings along with increased positive self-esteem; and relationship building activities. Lessons allow facilitators to stress the influences that good self-esteem and relationships have on modes of communication as they are an important part of a child’s social and emotional competence and play a key role in development throughout his/her adolescent years. Evaluation of the “Building a Better Me” Program resulted in data supporting the effectiveness of such a program in an after school setting.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:communication self esteem relationship building

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Date of Publication:01/01/2006

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