Author(s): Helen McGrath
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. The program includes a teacher's resource pack, a supporting teacher's handbook and extensive online resources for middle primary students (Years 3-4). The teacher's handbook explores the theory, rationale and research behind Bounce Back! and outlines teaching strategies for the delivery of the program.