Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Advances in Our Understanding of Human Resilience and of the Limits or Emotional Endurance.
Why is it that some children who fail at school still manage to succeed decades later at life? And how can their life experiences help prevent others from having to endure the years of failure, frustration and demoralization they endured decades ago? During his presentation, Mark explores these as well as other questions. In the process, he shows us how children who fail at school but succeed at life can provide us potential new remedies for preventing or overcoming the effects of exposure to a range of adverse childhood experiences.
Participants will be able to identify sources of resilience and protective processes found in the lives of individuals who overcame exposure to multiple childhood risks and adversities.
Participants will be able to identify practices and resources that can successfully help children, youth, families and adults re-frame adversities in a new light.
Participants will be able to identify promising practices that can prevent and reduce stigma and self-stigma among children, youth and adults.
Participants will be able to identify promising practices for increasing skills in emotional self-regulation and self-control.
Participants will be able to identify promising practices for preventing and reducing compassion fatigue among parents, teachers, mental health providers, and day treatment and residential staff who work with children/youth in more intensive treatment settings.
Participants will gain a greater awareness of common co-occurring childhood risks that increase the likelihood of chronic school failure, and emotional, behavioral and later life health-related problems.
Participants will be able to identify promising practices that can positively alter the social climate of school, reduce aggressive and violent behavior campus-wide, and buffer children, youth and young adults exposed to prolonged and multiple risks.