Television production as content and process in social work with groups: An experiment with disadvantaged neighborhood youth in Israel

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Abstract

Closed circuit television was utilized to improve the application of social work with groups to disadvantaged neighborhood youth. A workshop was conducted with a youth group, where members learned to use video techniques and produced programs concerning personal and social problems. Evaluation included participant observation and analysis of videotape recordings. The findings identify group processes, including Tuckman's sequential development stages, indicate therapeutic and social community effects, and help validate the unique characteristics of social work with groups. They suggest that while the group was a necessary condition, television production-as process and content- provided the sufficient condition for change to occur. Comparative analysis of television and other group activities indicate the advantages of the former in social work with groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActivities and Action in Groupwork
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages23-36
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781135848828
ISBN (Print)9780866562287
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

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