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NASP-Fishful Thinking Partnership

In 2009–2010, NASP partnered with the Fishful Thinking program to promote the relationship between positive psychology and children's positive outcomes in school and life. As skilled home-school collaborators, school psychologists can provide parents and educators the Fishful Thinking resources on the NASP website to use optimism to helpful children (5-12) to overcome life's obstacles, persist in the face of adversity, and transform setbacks into manageable challenges. Fishful Thinking was public service project sponsored by Pepperidge Farm. The program is based on the research of Karen Reivich, PhD, co-director of the Penn Resiliency Project and a research associate in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The five ingredients of Fishful Thinking are: Optimism, Resilience, Goal Setting, Empowerment, and Emotional Awareness.