Journal article

Teaching young people to cope: Benefits and gains for at risk students

E Frydenberg, K Bugalski, N Firth, S Kamsner, C Poole

Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist | Published : 2006


This paper reports on three studies, which collectively demonstrate the benefits of a coping skills program, first for young people at risk for depression, then those with learning problems likely to suffer failure at school. In particular, the first study deals with the usefulness of the Best of Coping (BOC) program in a regular school setting for students at different levels of risk of developing depression. Studies two and three report the benefits of an adapted version of the BOC program (BOCM) for students who experience learning difficulties. Successful intervention with the BOCM was found to help low achieving students and students with learning difficulties develop productive coping ..

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