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date: 05 June 2020

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This chapter provides an overview of the literature base supporting hope theory and examines milestones in the promotion of hope. Accordingly, it describes the tenets of hope theory and development and provides a review of the hope system and the instruments that can be used with young children and adolescents. Brief illustrations on how hope can be detected are provided. Moreover, the chapter summarizes the hope research conducted over the past 25 years with children and adolescents and emphasizes how to help them capitalize on their strengths and build hope, along with its implications for use by parents and schools professionals.

Keywords: children and adolescents, hope literature, hope theory, instruments, research

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