Useful references for the future

Not sure if these will be helpful but will keep on the blog. Found here

Mindfulness references

Association for Mindfulness in Education (2009). (accessed 28 April 2014).

Flaxman, G. & Flook, L. Brief Summary of Mindfulness Research, (accessed 28 April 2014).

Fontana, D. & Slack, I. (1997). Teaching Meditation to children: The Practical Guide to the Use and Benefits of Meditation Techniques. Boston: Element.

Hooker, K.E. & Fodor, I.E. (2008). Teaching Mindfulness to Children. Gestalt Review, 12(1): 75-91.

Kabat-Zinn, J. (1990). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. New York: Delacorte.

Kabat-Zinn, M. & Kabat-Zinn, J. (1997). Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. New York: Hyperion.

Mental Health Foundation. (accessed 28 April 2014).

Mindful Schools (2010). (accessed 28 April 2014).

Saltzman, A. (2009). (accessed 28 April 2014).

Gratitude references  

Froh, J.J., Kashdan, T.B., Ozimkowski, K.M., & Miller, N. (2009). Who benefits the most from a gratitude intervention in children and adolescents? Examining positive affect as a moderator. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 4(5): 408-422.

Froh, J.J., Sefick, W.J., & Emmons, R.A. (2008). Counting blessings in early adolescents: An experimental study of gratitude and subjective well-being. Journal of School Psychology, 46: 213-233.

Froh, J.J., Yurkewicz, C., & Kashdan, T.B. (2009). Gratitude and subjective well-being in early adolescence: Examining gender differences. Journal of Adolescence, 32: 633-650.

National Association of School Psychologists (2009). Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude: Tips for Parents. Communiqué Handout, 38(3).

Seligman, M.E.P. (2003). Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

Optimism references

Headroom (2009). Optimism (link no longer active as Headroom has closed).

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (2005). Optimism, (accessed 28 April 2014).

Miller, D.N., Gilman, R., & Martens, M.P. (2008). Wellness Promotion in the Schools: Enhancing Students’ Mental and Physical Health. Psychology in the Schools, 45(1): 5-15.

More4Kids (2010). Parenting and Raising Optimistic Kids, (accessed 28 April 2014).

Quayle, D., Dziurawiec, S., Roberts, C., Kane, R., & Ebsworthy, G. (2001). The Effect of an Optimism and Lifeskills Program on Depressive Symptoms in Preadolescence. Behaviour Change, 18(4): 194-203.

Reivich, K. How to raise an optimistic child, (accessed 28 April 2014).

Sara, H. (2009). Optimistic carers and children: Pathways to confidence and wellbeing. Research in Practice series, Early Childhood Australia Inc, 16(3).

Seligman, M.E.P. (1996). The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience. USA: HarperPerennial.

Resilience references

Atkinson, P.A., Martin, C.R., & Rankin, J. (2009). Resilience Revisited. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 16: 137-145.

Benard, B. (1991). Fostering Resiliency in Kids: Protective Factors in the Family, School and Community. National Resilience Resource Center.

Children, Youth and Women’s Health Service (2009). Resilience – Don’t let things get you down, (accessed 28 April 2014). Government of South Australia.

Cohn, M.A., Fredrickson, B.L., Brown, S.L., Mikels, J.A., & Conway, A.M. (2009). Happiness Unpacked: Positive Emotions Increase Life Satisfaction by Building Resilience. Emotion, 9(3): 361–368.

Condly, S.J. (2006). Resilience in Children: A Review of the Literature With Implications for Education. Urban Education, 41(3): 211-236.

Glover, J. (2009). Bouncing back: How can resilience be promoted in vulnerable children and young people? Barnardo’s.

Grotberg, E.H. (1995). A Guide to Promoting Resilience in Children: Strengthening the Human Spirit. From the Early Childhood Development Practice and Reflection series, Bernard Van Leer Foundation.

McGrath, H. & Noble, T. (2006). (accessed 28 April 2014).

Mental Health Foundation of Australia (2005). (accessed 28 April 2014).

Mills, R., Dunham, R., & Alpert, G. (1988). Working with high risk youth in prevention and early intervention programmes: Towards a comprehensive wellness model. Adolescence, 23(91): 643-660.

Newman, T. (2002). Promoting Resilience: A Review of Effective Strategies for Child Care Services. Exeter: Centre for Evidence-Based Social Services, University of Exeter.

Newman, T. (2004). What works in building resilience? Barnardo’s.

Noble, T. & McGrath, H. (2005). Emotional Growth: Helping children and families ‘bounce back’. Australian Family Physician, 34(9): 749-752.

Parenting SA & Centre for Parenting (2006). Coping Skills (resilience): Parent Easy Guide 18. Government of South Australia.

Prince-Embury, S. (2006). Translating Resiliency Theory for Assessment and Application in Schools. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 23(1): 4-10.

Stewart, M., Reid, G., & Mangham, C. (1997). Fostering Children’s Resilience. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 12(1): 21-31.

Sense of purpose references

Covey, S.R. (2004). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers. London: Simon and Schuster.

Damon, W., Menon, J., & Bronk, K.C. (2003). The Development of Purpose During Adolescence. Applied Developmental Science, 7(3): 119-128.

Frankl, V. (2004). Man’s Search for Meaning. London: Rider.

French, S. & Joseph, S. (1999). Religiosity and its association with happiness, purpose in life and self-actualisation. Mental health, Religion & Culture, 2(2): 117-120.

Sayles, M.L. (1995). Adolescents’ purpose in life and engagement in risky behaviours: Differences by gender and ethnicity. Dissertation Abstracts International, 55: 2727.

Van Dyke, C.J. & Elias, M.J. (2007). How forgiveness, purpose, and religiosity are related to the mental health and well-being of youth: A review of the literature. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 10(4): 395-415.

Wong, Y.J., Rew, L., & Slaikeu, K.D. (2006). A Systematic Review of Recent Research on Adolescent Religiosity/Spirituality and Mental Health. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 27: 161-183.


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