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Enhancing the Process of Resilience Through Effective Thinking

  • Myrna B. Shure
  • Bonnie Aberson
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Abstract

In the first edition of this book, a problem-solving approach to resiliency was illustrated to show how early high-risk behaviors as physical and verbal aggression could be reduced and prevented, and how clinical applications of the problem-solving approach could enhance the resiliency of children exhibiting emotional disturbance and ADHD. We have now learned that a different form of aggression, called relational aggression, popularized by the “mean girls syndrome” (e.g., Simmons, 2002; Wiseman, 2002) can stifle resilience, and how the problem-solving approach can help both the perpetrator and the victim of such behaviors. We have also learned how a feeling of bonding to school can increase resilience, and how the problem-solving approach can promote that feeling. Finally, we have discovered that in addition to emotional disturbance and ADHD, children with other diagnoses can be helped with the problem-solving approach, and how this can transpire with Asperger’s syndrome will be illustrated.

Keywords

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Prosocial Behavior Family Therapy Relational Aggression Report Card 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Joe Dimaggio Children’s HospitalHollywoodUSA

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