About the Authors

CRAIG WINSTON LeCROY, M.S.W., PH.D., is a professor at Arizona State University in the Tucson component of the School of Social Work.  He has published widely in the areas of children's mental health, social skills training, risk and needs assessment with juvenile offenders, and adolescent treatment and program evaluation.  His books include Social Skills Training for Children and Youth, Case Studies in Social Work Practice, Handbook of Child and Adolescent Treatment Manuals, and Human Behavior in the Social Environment:  A Multidimensional Perspective. 

JANICE DALEY, M.S.W., is a Program Director at Child & Family Resources in Tucson, Arizona.  She began to develop and conduct girls' groups in 1996 as part of the Youth Plus:  Positive Socialization for Youth substance abuse prevention project and has overseen program development and growth since that time.  She has hired and trained over one hundred facilitators to work with girls' groups, and is continually inspired by the strength, courage, and resiliency of facilitators and participants alike.  She has collaborated with Dr. LeCroy on several writing projects.