Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2007

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Deb Vilas


This independent study details the group process aspects of creating an outdoor adventure based support group for adolescents living with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). A review of previous outdoor adventure programs is included, followed by a rationale for the new material. The developmental assessment of teens living with IDDM identifies a need for greater self-confidence, increased independence, and social support. To meet this need, a program that includes aspects of team building, personal challenge, and problem-solving has been created.


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Program of study: Child life