Today, increasing numbers of young people are struggling through school and life with emotional and social needs that adversely affect their learning and challenge schools and welfare agencies. Bullying, anxiety, depression, youth suicide and substance abuse are major issues.
Bounce Back! aims to help young people function well, both at school and in life. It provides practical strategies to help them cope with the complexity of their everyday lives and learn how to ‘bounce back’ when they experience sadness, difficulties, frustrations and challenging times.
Each Book has nine curriculum units:
Core values: developing positive and pro-social values
People Bouncing Back: developing strategies for coping and bouncing back
Courage: finding courage in both everyday life and difficult circumstances
Looking on the bright side: teaching optimistic thinking
Emotions: amplifying positive emotions and managing negative emotions
Relationships: skills for building and maintaining friendships
Humour: as a coping skill
No bullying: skills for countering bullying
Success: (STAR, CHAMP, WINNERS): skills and attitudes for being successful
This highly effective resilience program is implemented in all classrooms throughout our school and compliments our school's positive approach to behaviour management.