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Taking Off the Mask

April 16, 2010 by Jim Weber

The following is an entry from my CiViL Groups Log on October 5, 2005. All names have been changed to protect privacy.   The Power of a Question It’s amazing how a simple question can bring out a story. Today’s question wasn’t special. I usually start group by asking, “How are you doing in these […]

The Difficult Option

March 10, 2010 by Jim Weber

The following is an entry from my CiViL Groups Log on September 29, 2004.  All names have been changed to protect privacy. A Strategy for Failure Daniel isn’t getting along with one of his teachers. Not surprisingly, that teacher gave him an F. He blames the teacher for the F, and he’s mad at her. He thinks the […]

Little Things

February 22, 2010 by Jim Weber

The following is an entry from my CiViL Groups Log on September 22, 2004.  All names have been changed to protect privacy.  Stressed Out Kareem is tired. His schedule is pretty brutal. He has to be in school at 7:15 a.m., which means he has to get up before 6 a.m. to be ready to […]

Deadness or Revenge

December 11, 2009 by Jim Weber

The following is an entry from my CiViL Groups Log on April 7, 2004.  All names have been changed to protect privacy.  This week’s senior group was going to include Lidell, Puka and Winton, but Puka and Lidell wouldn’t stop teasing each other. Lidell finally had enough and asked if he could leave. I said […]

What Happens to Sadness?

November 20, 2009 by Jim Weber

 The following is an entry from my CiViL Groups Log on April 7, 2004.  All names have been changed to protect privacy.  I love working with these freshman boys. They are so direct and honest with me. They still have a touch of the open-eyed truthfulness of children, and that makes talking with them so enjoyable. […]