American Journal of Community Psychology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 95–115 | Cite as

Training children in social problem-solving competencies: A first and second look

  • Ellis L. Gesten
  • Mark H. Rains
  • Bruce D. Rapkin
  • Roger P. Weissberg
  • Roberto Flores de Apocada
  • Emory L. Cowen
  • Robert Bowen

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellis L. Gesten
    • 1
  • Mark H. Rains
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bruce D. Rapkin
    • 1
    • 3
  • Roger P. Weissberg
    • 1
    • 4
  • Roberto Flores de Apocada
    • 1
    • 5
  • Emory L. Cowen
    • 1
    • 5
  • Robert Bowen
    • 1
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of South FloridaTampa
  2. 2.Aroostook Mental Health CenterCaribou
  3. 3.University of IllinoisChampaign-Urbana
  4. 4.University of RochesterRochester
  5. 5.California State University at Long BeachLong Beach
  6. 6.State University of New York at BrockportBrockport

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