Severe Behavior Disorders of Children and Youth
The difficulty that seriously emotionally disturbed persons experience in forming or maintaining effective interpersonal relationships is an almost universal component of federal and state definitions for this disability. Yet, in the face of this impediment in the social domain, our curricular approaches in behavior disorders have been almost exclusively individualistic. While we are able to document our successes in instructing to precisely measured objectives, we too often have fallen short of the goal of instilling prosocial, responsible, caring interpersonal behavior in troubled children and adolescents.
Nicolaou, Abe and Brendtro, Larry K., "Curriculum for Caring: Service Learning with Behaviorally Disordered Students" (1983). Disabilities. 9.