Many students are completely detached from school and have no desire to learn there. This book is full of strategies and skill-building activities that school professionals can use to help these detached students. Sometimes these children come with various levels of past home disruption, placements in foster care, adoptive homes, residential placements, or emergency shelter placements. Using the school setting can be important to help in the stabilization of these students and families. The book combines research and theory on attachment issues and addresses five types of detachment for students including:
The activities are designed to teach students how to:
- Detachment from Self
- Detachment from Role of Student
- Detachment from Peers and School Support
- Detachment from Basic Effort
- Detachment from Sense of Success
Author: Thomas Ottavi, Ph.D.