Providing a conceptual understanding and practical suggestions for educating children in skills that can promote their mental health, this text presents principles for effective delivery of suggested intervention techniques. Chapters in the first section of the text focus on helping children to deal with problem situations. The second section provides Information To Promote Emotionally Healthy Children, Including A knowledge of self, a respect for self and others, healthy habit strength, and a balance between work and play. Suggestions are also provided for enhancing intervention efforts and principles proven effective in mental health education.
Table of Contents
LIST OF FIGURES -- LIST OF EXERCISES -- OUR VISION FOR EMPOWERING CHILDREN -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- Section I -- COPING SKILLS -- CHAPTER 1 -- COPING -- Emotional Arousal and Its Significance in Coping -- Acquiring Competence in Coping -- Coping Skills Instructional Programs -- CHAPTER 2 -- THE EMOTIONAL COMPETENCE MODEL: A FOUR-STEP PROCESS FOR COPING -- Introduction -- Understanding the Steps in Coping -- Summary -- CHAPTER 3 -- PRACTICAL EXERCISES IN COPING -- Introductory Exercises 1 Through 3 -- Integrating the Four-Step Coping Process into the Remaining Exercises -- Practical Exercises for Step I—Accept -- Practical Exercises for Step II—Pause -- Practical Exercises for Step III—Think -- Practical Exercises for Step IV—Do -- CHAPTER 4 -- COPING WITH STRESSFUL LIFE SITUATIONS -- Pamela Fischer and Teresa Collins Divorce -- Loss Through Death or Illness -- Child Illness -- Abuse and Neglect -- Living in a Violent World -- Section II -- BUILDING MUSCLES FOR MENTAL HEALTH -- CHAPTER 5 -- THE INGREDIENTS OF STRONG MENTAL MUSCLES -- Developing the Self -- Respecting the Self and Others -- Building Strength Through Habits -- Balancing Work and Play -- Summary -- CHAPTER 6 -- PRACTICAL EXERCISES IN BUILDING MENTAL MUSCLES -- Introductory Exercises 1 Through 3 -- Practical Exercises for Customs -- Practical Exercises for Harmony -- Practical Exercises for Esteem -- Practical Exercises for Wisdom -- REFERENCES -- INDEX -- ABOUT THE AUTHORS.