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Bounce Back


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.

This extensively updated and revised edition of 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

A Bounce Back "Scope and Sequence" schedule has been developed covering all year levels. Students engage in lessons on a weekly basis.