ERIC Number: ED341888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Coping with Fears and Stress. ERIC Digest.
Robinson, Edward H., III; Rotter, Joseph C.
Children's fears can have a self-preserving and motivational quality or have an inhibiting or debilitating effect. Counselors can use three levels of intervention for the prevention of disturbances related to fear and anxiety. The first of these focuses on developmental guidance and counseling activities designed for all children to develop a sense of control, security, and self-worth. The second level of prevention should focus on higher risk children--those who have been exposed to traumatic events and who are therefore more susceptible to developing fear related problems. Finally, the third level should focus on children who are actually in the process of experiencing fear disturbances and who lack the ability to cope with these fears.
Descriptors: Anxiety, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Fear, High Risk Students, Intervention, Prevention, School Counseling, Secondary School Students, Stress Variables
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests