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date: 28 March 2017

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This article presents an overview of group work with adolescents and examines how social justice is an important consideration in such work. It discusses the kinds of issues faced by adolescents and how group work assists them in coping with these. Both support and treatment groups are described along with citations of empirical evidence of their effectiveness. A typology of treatment approaches is included as well as details of the phases of the group work process.

Keywords: group work, adolescents, social justice, support groups, treatment groups, typology of treatment, phases of group work, effectiveness

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