Religion and spirituality should only be mentioned if a group member mentions

Religion and spirituality should only be mentioned if

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disagreements. Religion and spirituality should only be mentioned if a group member mentions it and if the facilitator is aware of everyone’s religions then he/she can decide if the topic on it is appropriate or not for the group. If it is determined that the discussion is deemed inappropriate then the facilitator must end the discussion and make it known that the question asked can be answered at a later time. In a group setting another topic that has been known to come up for discussion is abortion. In 2003 The Gallup youth Survey was completed on teens within the ages 13 to 17. 33% find abortion acceptable, 33% believe that it should be illegal in all circumstances. 21% of teens support the legality of abortion under any circumstances and 45% believe it should be legal only under certain circumstances (Gallup, 2019). The term abortion is the most politicized topics out there for all people and has been for many years. If this topic is brought up in a group session it is best to try and refocus the group back to what we were originally learning about. This discussion can be never ending and members could easily be triggered or become angry. It is best for the facilitator to approach this topic early on when it is first presented as this discussion can easily become a debate. The facilitator should request to address questions regarding this at another time.
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GROUP DESIGN PART IV 5 References Corey, Gerald. (2016). Theory & practice of group counseling (9 th ed) . Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Gallup, I. (2019). Current Teen Views on Abortion. Retrieved from
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