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(p. 103) Effective Problem-Solving 

(p. 103) Effective Problem-Solving
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(p. 103) Effective Problem-Solving
Author(s):

David J. Kolko

and Eric M. Vernberg

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190261191.003.0010
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date: 18 November 2017

This chapter introduces problem-solving skills to children. The content includes an overview of identifying problems, determining options, and making decisions based on goals. Emphasis is placed on reviewing materials from the previous chapter regarding the role of thoughts and interpretations. These skills are generalized to various areas of the child’s life before being applied to fire-related situations. A multi-step process is introduced to help the child learn to, first identify problems and goals, then problem-solve and consider consequences. These skills are then practiced by applying them to a recent problem situation that the child experienced. Worksheets provided in the appendix are used to facilitate the implementation of these activities.

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