Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents: Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation

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  • David Palmiter says:
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    A Wonderful and Practical Treatment Manual for Promoting Resilience in Children and Adolescence, April 15, 2011
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    David Palmiter (Clarks Summit, PA, US) –

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    This review is from: Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents: Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation (Paperback)
    I direct a training clinic, supervise the clinical work of others, run practicums and have a private practice focusing on children and adolescence. In each of these contexts I am finding this book to be extremely helpful. Those who are familiar with the relevant scientific research will find each chapter to be deeply rooted in the best evidence regarding what promotes resilience in youth (and I speak here as an author of a parenting book on such). Moreover, this book is highly practical. Each chapter includes a review of materials needed (either easily available in an office or provided in the manual) as well as very specific instructions for how to proceed (this will be especially comforting to those who are new to doing these kinds of interventions). My only critique is that the publisher has not made it clear on the cover that there is a CD included that includes all of the handouts! Oh, and there is also a collection of very useful assessment tools in the back of the book.

    If you’ve ever tried it, you know how difficult it is to be evidence based, clinically practical, salient, cost-effective and clear. In my estimation the authors have done a superlative job on each of these counts.

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  • Emily says:
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    Great Book for Parents as Well, May 19, 2011
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    Emily

    This review is from: Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents: Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation (Paperback)
    As a mother of two children in elementary school, I have found this book to be an invaluable resource. It has give me countless ideas on lessons to reinforce with my children, ranging from empathy skills to being a team player to anger management. I found the lessons on “off the mark” thinking to be particularly useful as they discuss common thinking errors such as all-or-nothing thinking and personalization that all kids seem to make. Even though it’s written for therapists to use when leading groups for children, I think all parents can benefit enormously from learning the concepts and skills and using them to guide their children. Specific relaxation and self-regulation techniques are included in each of the 30 lessons and explained in a clear and practical way. I highly recommend this book to all parents!

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  • Richard E. Weinfeld "Director, Weinfeld Educa... says:
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    A Crucial Resource for Parents and Professionals, July 30, 2011
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    This review is from: Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents: Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation (Paperback)
    This wonderful resource is much more than just an outstanding guide for group leaders. It is a resource book that every parent, teacher and mental health professional should have on their book shelf. We are all concerned with building resilience in our children and students. This guide presents evidence based methods that really work. As a former director of services for gifted students with disabilities, who currently leads a group of educational consultants, psychologists and related service providers, I see the need for these strategies in both school and in the home. This book moves us from talking about improving the resilience of our children to providing the methods that will work to do so.

    Rich Weinfeld, Director, Weinfeld Education Group, LLC
    Author of Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential

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