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What is it all about?
Everyone encounters adversities of different magnitude in life. FightBack pedagogy helps students to find ways to face and deal with difficulties. FightBack helps young people become aware of the good things they can be grateful for in life, to take responsibility for their lives and help others. This will help teach young people the joy of working together.
FightBack's goal is to help young people identify their strengths and resources and strengthen the skills they need to tackle difficulties. FightBack skills include, among other things, a positive attitude, persistence, perseverance, hopefulness and resourcefulness. Students practice these skills by becoming aware of them, observing them, using them and through repetition.
In addition to these skills, a healthy and regular lifestyle is also important with good nutrition, sufficient and high quality sleep, and effective relaxation. However, this material mainly focuses on emotional resources and strengths.
The FightBack material has been put together so that young people have room for contemplating, recognising and discussing key themes together. FightBack pedagogy is based on Pekka Hyysalo's recovery from a serious downhill skiing accident. FightBack is a survival story about the power of perseverance.
With the help of positive psychology FightBack has transformed a survival story into material that can benefit all young people.Impact
Students have the tools for handling and overcoming adversity.Scalability
The material can be used in several subjects, is easily accessible, and the skills that are subsequently built are necessary and helpful for all children.