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ERIC Number: ED265448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-21
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Children and Crises: A Developmental Guidance Approach.
Allan, John; Anderson, Eileen
This paper describes a developmental guidance program on the topic of children and crises from kindergarten through grade eight. Many crises that children may deal with are discussed, including accidents, illness, death of a loved one, family problems, and moving. A crisis education response program developed and initiated to facilitate an adaptive response is presented. The five parts of the program are listed: (1) sharing and exploring ideas and experiences of crises; (2) drawing a picture or writing a story of crisis situations; (3) understanding the types of feelings and thoughts that children have during and after a crisis; (4) activating helpful coping strategies; and (5) identifying the learning outcomes gained from the discussions. Also described is the implementation of this program in second, fifth, and eighth grade classes. The results of the implementation are reported and it is noted that the children learned that they were not alone in their feelings, that they would survive a crisis, and that talking with someone was helpful. It is also noted that both teachers and students reported positive responses to the program. A policy on crisis intervention is recommended for schools. An appendix includes an outline of the children and crises program. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada