Children's Voice July/August 2007

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Recommended Readings and Resources

Following is a list of websites and materials that can be helpful in bolstering resilience and building confidence in children, especially those who struggle with learning.

Project Resilience, based in Washington, DC, offers teaching materials and products; provides training and disseminates information for professionals working in education, treatment, and prevention; and promotes a strengths-based approach to both youth and adults struggling to overcome hardship.

Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein have written The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life (2004, Contemporary Books).

Additional Brooks and Goldstein resources include: 40 Developmental Assets (for Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, and Adolescents). Since 1989, Search Institute has surveyed developmental assets in more than 2 million 6th- to 12th-graders in communities nationwide. Learn about these important characteristics youth need to be healthy, caring, and responsible.


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