Degree Granting Department
Child and Family Studies
Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Rose Iovannone, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Norín Dollard, Ph.D.
adolescents in foster care, adolescent training, life skills training, social skill acquisition
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a classroom based training in teaching social skills to four adolescent females between the ages of 13–17 years old and residing in foster care. The training took place over a three week period, one night a week, for three hours at a time and utilized a Behavioral Skills Training format. The assessments were conducted via role play scenarios; pre- and posttraining. The results show each participant demonstrated an overall increase in skills from pretraining to posttraining indicating that youth in foster care were capable of learning the skills taught.
Scholar Commons Citation
Koehler, Shannon, "Social Skills Training for Adolescent Youth: Measurement of Skill Acquisition" (2012). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.