Navigation Links
Book explains how focus on strengths, not failures, helps teens succeed in school
Date:3/24/2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio The best way to help teenagers who are struggling in school is put aside their academic problems and focus on what they're doing right, according to a family research scientist who has put this theory to practice.

Nearly every family with a teen who has problems in school is told what they're doing wrong. But knowing what's wrong won't fix anything, said Stephen Gavazzi, professor of education and human ecology at Ohio State University.

"Your problems won't solve your problems, but your strengths will. That's why we focus on assets," he said.

Gavazzi describes his strength-based approach in a new book Strong Families, Successful Students: Helping Teenagers Reach Their Full Academic Potential (BookSurge).

In the book, Gavazzi lists traits that strong families have in common and then shows how they can be used to help teenagers in school, and in other parts of their lives as well.

Gavazzi's prescription for helping teens is based on a program he helped developed in the 1990s called "Growing Up FAST." This family-strengthening program was originally designed to help families of all youth, but evolved into a delinquency prevention program for youth and their families.

Growing Up FAST was very successful. Studies showed that about three times fewer youth who went through the program committed new crimes in the next nine months when compared to those teens who didn't take part (18 percent of participating youth versus 60 percent of others).

Gavazzi said he wrote this book because he believes the same principles that worked to help troubled youth can be applied to any family.

"There's a firm research basis for this, and thousands of families have already gone through this program. The studies say that this program works for families," he said. The research that underlies the Strong Families book will be published separately, this fall, in the book Families With Adolescents: Theor
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephen Gavazzi
Gavazzi.1@osu.edu
614-292-5620
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study explains why light worsens migraine headaches
2. Personal Injury Attorney David Perecman Explains the Possible Legal Consequences of Fatal 911 Operator Error in New York
3. Feedback loop explains inflammatory effect on intestinal lining
4. Lodewijk de Vink Elected to Board of Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation
5. Public Health in Focus at International Conference
6. Gems Medical Sciences Created to Focus on Medical & Life Science Fluid Handling
7. For Heart Health, Focus on Risk Factors
8. NeuroFocus Adds Two More of the Worlds Leading Neuroscientists to its Advisory Board
9. PADF-OAS to Focus on 2 Heavily Damaged Areas in Haiti
10. Lexi-Comp Focused on Improving Patient Communication in Healthcare Institutions Treating Diverse Patient Populations
11. IntelliSoft Group Focuses on Protecting Customer Investment in Medical Credentialing Systems -- Budget Constraints and Forced Upgrades in Medical Credentialing Automation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... 10, 2014 -- The World Health Organization recommends that ... moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. ... MVPA during school hours. Therefore, it stands to ... increase MVPA. In a new study scheduled for ... confirmed that time spent outdoors after school was positively ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... After Susan Wakulich was told she had an aneurysm, she ... of her. , "I was devastated," said Wakulich, who is ... knew this was a serious diagnosis. Then I met Dr. ... involved a less invasive procedure. It was something I didn,t ... in a multi-center U.S. clinical trial to evaluate the safety ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center paint a relatively ... of breast cancers that have spread to the chest ... that grow into the skin, regardless of size and ... as stage III and called "locally advanced" tumors, ... cancer, often with poor survival. Locally advanced breast cancers ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... By looking at ... structure and function, personality, life experiences and genetics, researchers can ... binge drinking within the next two years. Impulsivity, hopelessness, sensation-seeking ... events and a family history of drug use contribute to ... child had had a single drink at age 14 was ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... reputation for being highly toxic, but when used in the ... to offer potential health benefits in a range of issues, ... compound (AP39), designed and made at the University of Exeter, ... of very small amounts of the substance to the right ... have already found that the compound protects mitochondria the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Go play outside! Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth 2Health News:New type of stent could help some brain aneurysm patients 2Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 2Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 3Health News:What drives a child to abuse alcohol? 2Health News:Rotten egg gas holds key to healthcare therapies 2
... 20, 2011) When two adjacent discs in the low ... or other symptoms, replacement with artificial discs can be a ... data from a randomized, multicenter trial recently published in the ... studies have compared single-disc replacement with fusion but this is ...
... All children should be screened for high cholesterol when they,re ... the National Lipid Association. The group also urges that ... elevated cholesterol be screened for cholesterol with a simple blood ... people know if a history of high cholesterol runs in ...
... (HealthDay News) -- People who have psoriasis and hypertension are ... more medications to control it, a new study suggests. ... causes itchy, thickened, dry, red patches on the skin. ... 835 patients who had psoriasis and hypertension. Their cases were ...
... as follows: SESSION I / Monday, May 23 ... Rates of Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in Real World Clinical ... Gandhi SK2, Bhandary D2, Stephenson JJ1, Gold A2, Fu AC1, ... Wilmington, Del. SESSION II / Tuesday, May 24 ...
... Aage Moller of UT Dallas is known throughout the world ... But back at The University of Texas at Dallas, he,s ... Moller received the President,s Teaching Excellence Award for Tenure-Track ... was selected from among more than 100 eligible faculty members ...
... provides evidence for significant differences between new and old ... a cheap, rapid and effective way to monitor the ... preservatives, blood stored in banks continues to age, resulting ... subsequent changes to cell properties and function. There ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:2-year results: Artificial disc a viable alternative to fusion for 2-level disc disease 2Health News:Experts Say Cholesterol Screenings Should Start in Childhood 2Health News:Psoriasis, High Blood Pressure May Be Linked 2Health News:HealthCore presents ISPOR poster sessions 2Health News:UT Dallas' Moller receives teaching award 2Health News:Research provides insight into quality of stored blood used for transfusions 2Health News:Research provides insight into quality of stored blood used for transfusions 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 AARP Foundation today announced it ... adults suffering from the severe cold weather that has gripped ... to helping those in need; so to support these emergency ... up to $250,000, which could mean up to $500,000 in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  Galderma  worldwide ... from the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology ... Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, 2014, at the Omni ... . The ODAC is a distinguished ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... R.I. , Jan. 15, 2014 MultiCell Technologies, ... filed a U.S. provisional patent application concerning composition of ... to achieve targeted tumor cell death.  ... small noncoding double stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3
... provides anterior column support for single or ... to L5. The system consists of one ... that are stacked to a desired height, ... Fiber Reinforced Polymer material emulates the biomechanical ...
... Jaguar Lumbar I/F Cage system is a ... separate the mechanical and biologic functions of ... Lumbar I/F Cage provides a device designed ... and uses autologous cancellous bone, the best ...
... transmitted through sorted fiberglass bundles ... transmit it to a user's ... designed for rough, industrial handling ... low cost if they should ...
The original Zeppelin High-Speed Motordrill System has been developed to rapidly cut bone, plastic and metal with utmost precision. 120-150 psi - 90.000 rpm - 90g - autoclavable at <134 C....
Medicine Products: