The Resilience Revolution: Discovering Strengths in Challenging Kids

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The Resilience Revolution: Discovering Strengths in Challenging Kids focuses on giving at-risk youth the most important factor in their success: a positive adult connection. This positive connection helps youth build resilience, the ability to persevere through and recover from adversity.
Larry Brendtro and Scott Larson use scientific research on resilience to reframe challenging behavior as pain-based behavior. The authors carefully describe practical strategies adults can use to help young people overcome their pain and develop resilience through:
Building trust to meet the fundamental human need to belong
Identifying innate talents and nurturing problem-solving skills
Redefining "responsibility" to empower youth
Instilling a sense of purpose and generosity toward others

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Larry K. Brendtro, Ph.D., was president of Starr Commonwealth for 14 years and is currently dean of Starr s International Research Council. He has been a youth worker, teacher, principal, and psychologist, and is the founder or Reclaiming Youth International. He has coauthored 10 books on troubled youth, including Kids Who Outwit Adults, Reclaiming Youth At Risk and Reclaiming Our Prodigal Sons and Daughters. Dr. Brendtro has trained professionals worldwide, and established the Black Hills Seminars, an international training institute for reclaiming youth.
Scott J. Larson, D.Min. is president of Straight Ahead Ministries, which he cofounded with his wife, Hanne, in 1987. Straight Ahead provides faith-based services for juvenile offenders in more than 350 facilities in 13 states and 3 countries. Dr. Larson has authored or coauthored 10 books, including Reclaiming Our Prodigal Sons and Daughters.

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