Positive Interactions with At-Risk Children
Enhancing Students’ Wellbeing, Resilience, and Success
Find the tools and knowledge you need to build resilience in all children from an early age through appropriate interactions and conversations. Presenting a wide range of research in an accessible format, Positive Interactions with At-Risk Children explains how to understand and assess behaviors in the context of children’s developmental stages.
This book introduces Bayat's original Resilience-based Interaction Model (RIM), which combines behavioral and emotion-based theories of development to provide practical steps for early childhood teachers and professionals. RIM features research-based practices, including relationship building, behavior guidance, body-mind exercises for both teachers and students, as well as strategies to promote strengths of character in children and aid future learning.
Ideal for new and veteran educators alike, Positive Interactions with At-Risk Children is an invaluable guide to early years behavior.
Table of Contents
1. Children’s Mental Health in the United States
2. Early Signs of Possible Mental and Behavioral Health Issues in Young Children
3. Child Stress, Trauma and The Brain: What Does Science Tell Us?
4. Teaching Our Students to Be Resilient
5. Choosing What Works: Theories and Practices
6. Lessons from Positive Psychology
7. Resilience-based Interaction Model (RIM): Introduction
8. RIM: Behavior, Body-Mind Health, and Strengths of Character
Mojdeh Bayat is Professor of Child Development and Education at DePaul University, USA and internationally recognized expert in early childhood development and education of children with developmental disorders and mental health issues.
Naseem Jamnia is a former scientist and a current MFA student at the University of Nevada, Reno. A freelance writer, editor, and activist, they have published in The Washington Post, The Rumpus, Bitch Media, and more.
"Wonderfully practical, informed, and wise guidance for parents and professionals who love and work with children." — Linda Gilkerson, Erikson Institute, USA