In the last decade, thanks to the contribution of positive psychology, a paradigm shift has emerged and studies have emphasized a series of strengths acting as buffers against mental illness in childhood, such as courage, optimism, hope, and flourishing. Among these personal resources, courage is one of the most widely valued attributes in recorded human history and has been found to be linked to several positive developmental outcomes. Although few studies have been conducted on courage in children, it has been showed that children comprehend this concept and perform one or more courageous action, especially in coping with physical and psychological risks. The chapter aims at examining the construct of courage in childhood, emphasizing the role that it may have in children’s development especially in relation to the threats and challenges of the current social context. After an analysis of the definitions and typologies of courage, an international review on this topic on childhood is presented. Moreover, assessment instruments and specific suggestions for practitioners interested to promote courageous actions in children are provided

Ginevra, M., Santilli, S. (2018). Promoting courage in children: The role of coaching. In L. Nota, S. Soresi (a cura di), Counseling and Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transitions (pp. 230-240). Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Promoting courage in children: The role of coaching

Ginevra, MC;
2018

Abstract

In the last decade, thanks to the contribution of positive psychology, a paradigm shift has emerged and studies have emphasized a series of strengths acting as buffers against mental illness in childhood, such as courage, optimism, hope, and flourishing. Among these personal resources, courage is one of the most widely valued attributes in recorded human history and has been found to be linked to several positive developmental outcomes. Although few studies have been conducted on courage in children, it has been showed that children comprehend this concept and perform one or more courageous action, especially in coping with physical and psychological risks. The chapter aims at examining the construct of courage in childhood, emphasizing the role that it may have in children’s development especially in relation to the threats and challenges of the current social context. After an analysis of the definitions and typologies of courage, an international review on this topic on childhood is presented. Moreover, assessment instruments and specific suggestions for practitioners interested to promote courageous actions in children are provided
Capitolo o saggio
courage; childhood; coaching
English
Counseling and Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transitions
9781138290082
Ginevra, M., Santilli, S. (2018). Promoting courage in children: The role of coaching. In L. Nota, S. Soresi (a cura di), Counseling and Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transitions (pp. 230-240). Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Ginevra, M; Santilli, S
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