Social and Emotional Prevention and Intervention Programming for Preschoolers / Edition 1

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Overview

- Theoretical foundations, explanations and practical guides for implementation of social and emotional programming in early childhood settings
- Review of all extant programming for both in-class and parenting applications to further social and emotional development during early childhood
- Chapters presenting the major components of emotional competence are followed directly by another chapter detailing applications, or "lessons from the field."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306478093
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 251
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Susanne Denham received her Ph.D. in applied developmental psychology in 1985, after 11 years as a school psychologist. Her research involves social-emotional development, particularly in preschoolers. She is following a longitudinal sample of children she has known since age 3 – examining their emotional competence, its socialization, and its contribution to social competence – and is also studying a little-studied aspect of children’s development – forgiveness. With Dr. Burton, she spearheaded a successful social-emotional prevention program for daycare children in Northern Virginia in the early 1990s.
Rosemary Burton received her Ph.D. in education in 1995, after years as both an early childhood teacher and daycare director. She trains myriad teachers in her role as director of operations for Minnieland Private Day Schools throughout several states, as well as in her role as community college professor, and in these roles has promoted social-emotional prevention and intervention programming for preschoolers as a vital enterprise.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Importance of Emotional and Social Competence.- 2. Targeting Programs for Preschool Emotional and Social Competence.- 3. Preschoolers' Attachment and Emotional Competence.- 4. Applications Centered on Attachment: Lessons from the Field.- 5. Guiding Preschoolers' Behavior: Short-Term Meanings, Long-Term Outcomes.- 6. Teaching Teachers about Guidance: Lessons from the Field.- 7. Emotion Understanding and Emotion Regulation.- 8. Applications Centered on Emotional Competence: Lessons from the Field.- 9. Social Problem Solving.- 10. Social Problem-Solving Applications: Lessons from the Field.- 11. Improving Children’s Emotional Competence: Parenting Interventions, Written by Sophie Havighurst.- 12. Assessing Emotional and Social Competence during Preschool Years.- 13. What "Works": Summarizing our Lessons from the Field.

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