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Stress in Childhood: An Intervention Model for Teachers and Other Professionals


reviewed by Joseph C. Grannis 1987

coverTitle: Stress in Childhood: An Intervention Model for Teachers and Other Professionals
Author(s): Gaston E. Blom, Bruce D. Cheney, James E. Snoddy
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0807727806, Pages: , Year:
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Of several books on child and adolescent stress published in recent years, this one is distinguished by its being organized around a model of teacher intervention to reduce the negative impact of stress. At the same time, the book discusses systematically the nature of stress; family, school, and health-related stressors in childhood; and children’s coping with stress. Blom, Cheney, and Snoddy’s model distinguishes between behavioral “indicators” of stress and behavioral “reactions” to stress. The behavioral phenomena per se are the same, but in the one case the teacher is alerted to the potential existence of a stressor, while in the other she or he is attending to the child’s reactions to a stressor that the teacher has already identified. The book draws on many cases from the authors’ work with teachers to develop a variety of strategies for discovering and ameliorating the causes and effects of stress. The authors also distinguish between... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 88 Number 4, 1987, p. 609-610
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 622, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 8:33:57 PM

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