Resilience as an Adolescent. How is resiliency taught in WA schools?. How is Resiliency currently addressed in school curriculum?.
How is resiliency taught in WA schools?
How does resiliency link to the National Curriculum?Resiliency links strongly to personal, social and community health. This concept teaches students to practise skills to help deal with challenging or unsafe situations.
How is resiliency taught in schools? Through positive role modelling by teachers, parents and peers. Specific concepts are taught through classroom activities and practical implementation.
What resources are commonly used in schools? Important resources used by many schools when teaching about resilience include, SDERA; used to help plan and implement resilience and drug education programs. This provides effective teaching ideas and management strategies proven to be effective within adolescent children. My TV; emphasises resilience by addressing skills including, decision-making, self-talk and finding information. REDI for Parents; provides guidelines and tools to help strengthen relationships between schools and families
Resilience is a growing topic in schools all over West Australia. Studies have shown that the lack of effective coping strategies from an adverse experience can lead to elicit drug use, excessive drinking (alcohol), violence and depression (Stark, 2014).
When is resilience taught in schools? Resilience is taught from early years in primary school, right up until the final years of high school. This is a concept that is constantly reinforced in schools (in all subject areas) i.e. physical education: students are encouraged to motivate one another and show team spirit; to positively reassure other teammates of their efforts and areas of strength.
As outlined in the scope and sequence chart (scope and sequence outline.doc), enhancing resilience as an adolescent links in with growth and development, communicating with others, understanding and managing emotions.
Teaching resilience to adolescent students promotes HPE related
Teachers need to relate their content to real life scenarios where students are able to implement discussed strategies into real world situations. Furthermore, the activities and information presented must be relevant to the target audience.
Effective classroom activities to promote resilience to year nine students may include –
Supporting documents to elaborate on proven strategies to help deal with domestic violence.
The adverse childhood experience study: The long term effects of difficult situations on young adolescents.
Child and adolescent mental health service (Rockingham) – 9531 8080
Positive Pieces – 1300 769 919
Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
8 tips for reaching out to parents: This article provides teacher strategies to help connect with parents and families which can assist linking school activities with the home environment.
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