Teachers, social workers, psychologists, and sociologists carried out an ambitious, six-year experiment in individual casework and group therapy with potential problem girls in a New York City vocational high school. Conducted in collaboration with Youth Consultation Service, this provocative study provides valuable data on adolescent girls—and raises compelling questions on the extent to which casework can be effective in interrupting deviant careers.
HENRY J. MEYER is professor in the School of Social Work and the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan.
EDGAR F. BORGATTA is chairman of the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin.
WYATT C. JONES is senior research scientist in the School of Social Work at Columbia University
ELIZABETH P. ANDERSON is director of Youth Consultation Service.
HANNA GRUNWALD is group therapy consultant.
DOROTHY HEADLEY is senior group therapist.