Empathy and Social Competence Training

Empathy and Social Competence Training

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Edited by Mark Amendola and Robert Oliver, this and other Prepare Curriculum Implementation Guides are intended to further Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein's seminal work, The Prepare Curriculum: Teaching Prosocial Competencies. In conjunction with Dr. Goldstein's Prepare Curriculum, the guides describe and give direction to the continued expansion of Prepare methods, offering practitioners coherent, evidence-based approaches for enhancing the social, emotional, and decision-making abilities of adolescents and younger children.
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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 12mm | 500g
  • IL, United States
  • English
  • 0878226788
  • 9780878226788
  • 1,382,519

About Sara J. Salmon

Sara J. Salmon, PhD, is author of The Peace Curriculum and executive director of the Center for Social Competence (centerforsocialcompetence.com), a nonprofit organization that offers training in the Peace4Kids model, an approach that expands on the Aggression Replacement Training program originally developed by Drs. Barry Glick and Arnold P. Goldstein. The center also provides training in K-12 model guidance programs, restorative justice, parent empowerment, conflict mediation, peer helping, effective discipline programs, grant writing, alternative school development, and schoolwide character education. In addition to her work with the center, Dr. Salmon has implemented the We Teach Peace program in more than 11 states and in Norway, Sweden, Poland, Belize, Japan, and Cambodia.

Mark Amendola, L.S.W., B.C.D. (Social Work, Case Western Reserve University, 1989), has had extensive experience in work with adolescent disorders since 1981. Beginning on the front lines as a child care worker in a residential setting, he has moved to various positions to include day treatment, partial hospitalization, and community-based programming.

Currently he is the Executive Director of Perseus House, a non-profit, designed to provide preventative and intervention services to children ages birth - 18. He also maintains a clinical practice that focuses on adolescent disorders and familial conflict. Mark serves in various community capacities in Pennsylvania and nationally, including previous board affiliation with Community House for Women, and with Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD). Mark's work has focused on the delivery of services to troubled and troubling young people and families in an effort to improve their quality of life.

Dr Robert Oliver, Chief Educational Officer of Perseus House Charter School of Excellence, has served in varied capacities, especially those including educational, residential, and partial hospitalization services. He also was a foster parent for Erie County Office of Children and Youth for 15 years. Bob serves as a board member of the Boys & Girls Club and the Erie Earn-It Program of Juvenile Probation. He is also a member of the Children & Youth Advisory Board, Erie County, USA.
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