Today, increasing numbers of young people are struggling through school and life with emotional and social needs that adversely affect their learning and challenge schools and welfare agencies. Bullying, anxiety, depression, youth suicide and substance abuse are major issues. This extensively updated and revised edition of Bounce Back! aims to help young people function well, both at school and in life. It provides practical strategies to help them cope with the complexity of their everyday lives and learn how to 'bounce back' when they experience sadness, difficulties, frustrations and challenging times. The program includes a teacher's resource pack, a supporting teacher's handbook and extensive online resources for lower primary students (Years K-2). The teacher's handbook explores the theory, rationale and research behind Bounce Back! and outlines teaching strategies for the delivery of the program. The flip side contains nine curriculum units that explore topics related to student resilience, such as: developing positive and pro-social values; developing strategies for coping and bouncing back; finding courage in everyday life as well as in difficult circumstances; optimistic thinking and looking on the bright side; amplifying positive emotions and managing negative emotions; developing relationship skills; using humour as a coping tool; skills for countering bullying; skills and attitudes for being successful.
Audience: Primary / High School
Published: 4th February 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education Australia