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ERIC Number: ED440334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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The BOUNCE BACK! Resiliency Program: A Pilot Study.
McGrath, Helen
This paper investigates the impact of the BOUNCE BACK! Resiliency Program on teachers and students. The program teaches coping skills to students, 11-12 years old, to help them resist the use of substances and other risk-taking behaviors. The program contains five elements: (1) the core component of coping skills; (2) a supportive social skills program; (3) a SCARF classroom chapter, based on values of support, cooperation, acceptance, respect, and friendliness; (4) an anti-bullying program which includes coping strategies for bullying; and (5) a "Success Thinking" program. Core components of the program are based on four types of coping skills: optimistic thinking and humor, rational interpretation of events, normalizing, and help seeking and self-disclosure. Eight schools participated in the pilot study, which questioned whether the program could help students learn the BOUNCE BACK! acronym, increase students' coping skills, improve teacher resilience and counseling, and determine teacher satisfaction with the program. Results indicate that the BOUNCE BACK! Resiliency Program appears to be an effective and user-friendly program for teaching students strategies for coping with negative events in their lives. Teachers reported an increase in their coping skills and their skills in counseling students. (Contains 27 references, 4 tables, and 2 figures.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia