Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents (Paperback)

Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation

By Mary Karapetian Alvord, Bonnie Zucker, Judy Johnson Grados

Research Press, 9780878226474, 401pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2011

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This innovative program details 30 group sessions designed to help youth bounce back from the challenges in their lives by increasing confidence, self-esteem, self-control, and the use of coping strategies. Group activities help develop the following specific protective factors associated with resilience: * Proactive orientation toward life * Self-regulation of attention, emotions, and behavior * Social connections and attachments * Achievements and talents * Community ties * Proactive parenting Each session encourages self-awareness, flexible thinking, and social competence. Through discussion, role-play, and other hands- on techniques, group members learn about self-talk, personal space awareness, problem solving, anger/anxiety management, friendship skills, and other topics essential to well-being and social success. Relaxation techniques including calm breathing, visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, and yoga enhance self-regulation. And homework assignments, community field trips, and a parent involvement component help group members generalize what they learn to the world outside the group. An accompanying CD with PDF files of all the reproducible materials is included with the book.