By Karen Griffith, Ph.D.
Building Resiliency is a non-thematic small-group counseling approach that addresses the fact that all children, regardless of their particular problems, need to be resilient. Each of the book’s eight research-based topics is discussed in four to five sessions designed to help students develop traits that promote resilient behaviors. The topics are:
- Being Healthy
- Goal Setting
- Problem Solving
- Understanding & Communicating Feelings
- Managing Stress
- Personal Competency
- Social Competency
- Positive Outlook
The book also includes formats for group sessions of various lengths, teacher and parent/guardian survey forms, a resiliency quiz which can be used as a pre- and post-test, ASCA standards for each topic, and information supporting the use of resiliency group counseling.
This all-inclusive research-based program includes a download link for color PDF files of all the reproducible materials.