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ERIC Number: EJ895284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Why Competent Persons Have Meltdowns Working with Troubled Students: A Personal Essay
Long, Nicholas J.
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v18 n4 p40-43 2010
How do otherwise competent helpers "lose it" in work with certain troubled children and youth? Drawing on extensive research and practice expertise, this article identifies four causes of these predictable professional "meltdowns"--(1) Caught in the Conflict Cycle; (2) Violation of cherished values and beliefs; (3) Tap-in issues; and (4) Carry-in issues--and proposes strategies for prevention. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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