CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Rudolph the Haitian Reindeer and Other Heroes: The SUPERB Project

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Publication Date

5-2006

Publication Title

Peace and Conflict Studies

ISSN

1082-7307

Volume

13

Issue/No.

1

Abstract

A meta analysis of studies concerning youth violence suggests that when children see themselves and are seen by surrounding adults as positive, prosocial leaders, they are less likely to become involved in bullying either as bullies or as victims (1). MFT’s have recently been encouraged to work more directly with children (2) and to adapt their service delivery methods to the needs of clients (3). The authors worked directly with 122 children in their community settings, involving parents and school officials as an encouraging audience (4) to the children’s new views of themselves. 90% of preteen girls (ages 9 to 11), and 100% of young teens of both genders (ages 12 to 14) saw themselves as more positive leaders after our 8 week program; 89% of their parents and 90% of school officials independently saw positive changes.

ORCID ID

0000-0001-6204-5296

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