Developing resiliency in children : a school-wide program

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Goodrick, Jodi
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1998
This research project addresses the area of Resiliency, specifically, "Why do some children in high risk circumstances develop resilience and bounce back from adversity while others fail to thrive? Further, what could educators and schools as a whole do, if anything, to help those that appear to be having difficulty coping with their life situation? Initially, I had wanted to develop a 'program' to help children develop resiliency traits. However, as I began to study the literature and work on research in this area I discovered that resilience could not be taught through a 'program' but rather it was a 'process' of empowerment for children to learn from. As a school we determined that we had to restructure to assist kids in their personal development. We were quickly becoming understaffed and unable to meet the demands of all students so we tried to develop pro-active programs aimed at helping all kids.This research first addresses resiliency and what it is and then discusses one's school's way to enhance and develop resiliency in students.
v, 91 leaves ; 28 cm. --
Resilience (Personality trait) in children , Child psychology , Self-esteem in children