Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
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.
Lynch, T. (2007). Developing a Support Group for Adolescents with Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus using an Outdoor Adventure Educational Modality. New York : Bank Street College of Education. https://educate.bankstreet.edu/independent-studies/324