The Resource The social ecology of resilience : a handbook of theory and practice, Michael Ungar, editor

The social ecology of resilience : a handbook of theory and practice, Michael Ungar, editor

The social ecology of resilience : a handbook of theory and practice
The social ecology of resilience
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a handbook of theory and practice
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Michael Ungar, editor
In a time of increasing exposure to personal psychological stress, as well as war, natural disasters, and economic upheaval, positive development under adversity{u2014}resilience{u2014}is meriting wider and deeper study. Despite this attention and over four decades{u2019} worth of robust literature, resilience remains difficult to define and even harder to measure. Taking the view that resilience is a process to be developed and nurtured rather than a hard-wired capacity of the individual, The Social Ecology of Resilience explains how interactions with school, family, community, and culture can provide ingredients for positive development. Case studies representing international and cross-disciplinary perspectives (e.g., Aboriginal youth in Australia, refugees in Sudan, and gay teens in the U.S.) demonstrate resilience across cultures and the lifespan. And interviews with healers and activists who have themselves survived trauma reveal resilience as a set of processes that can be both learned and taught. Featured in the coverage: Causal pathways and how social ecologies influence resilience. Situating resilience in developmental contexts. Fostering recovery, sustainability, and growth in traumatized communities. Resources that promote resilient parenting. Children with disabilities and the supportive school. Indigenous perspectives on resilience. The up-to-date data and real-world viewpoints in The Social Ecology of Resilience will be of great interest to those working with this elusive concept, including social workers, psychologists, students and professors in family relations, and researchers in social policy
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S63 2012eb
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The social ecology of resilience : a handbook of theory and practice, Michael Ungar, editor
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Introduction to the volume / Michael Ungar -- Social ecologies and their contribution to resilience / Michael Ungar -- Resilience : causal pathways and social ecology / Michael Rutter -- Theory and measurement of resilience : views from development / Lewis P. Lipsitt and Jack Demick -- Resilience and children's work in Brazil : lessons from physics for psychology / Piotr Trzesniak, Renata M.C. Libório, and Silvia H. Koller -- An interview with Macalane Malindi : the impact of education and changing social policy on resilience during apartheid and post apartheid in South Africa / Macalane Malindi and Michael Ungar -- An interview with Bill Strickland : how community-based adult educational facilities can lift people out of poverty in urban America / Bill Strickland and Michael Ungar -- An interview with Jude Simpson : growing beyond a life of abuse and gang involvement in New Zealand / Jude Simpson and Michael Ungar -- An interview with Vicki Durrant : creating a community program for high-risk aboriginal youth in Canada's north / Vicki Durrant and Michael Ungar -- An interview with Arn Chorn-Pond : helping children in Cambodia through the revival of traditional music and art / Arn Chorn-Pond and Michael Ungar -- From neuron to social context : restoring resilience as a capacity for good survival / Martha Kent -- Situating resilience in developmental context / Laura M. Supkoff, Jennifer Puig, and L. Alan Sroufe -- Temporal and contextual dimensions to individual positive development : a developmental-contextual systems model of resilience / Ingrid Schoon -- Girls' violence : criminality or resilience? / Jean Hine and Joanna Welford -- Facilitating family resilience : relational resources for positive youth development in conditions of adversity / Froma Walsh -- Contexts of vulnerability and resilience : childhood maltreatment, cognitive functioning and close relationships / Christine Wekerle, Randall Waechter, and Ronald Chung -- Averting child maltreatment : individual, economic, social, and community resources that promote resilient parenting / Kimberly DuMont, Susan Ehrhard-Dietzel, and Kristen Kirkland -- Caring relationships : how to promote resilience in challenging times / Gill Windle and Kate M. Bennett -- Young people, their families and social supports : understanding resilience with complexity theory / Jackie Sanders, Robyn Munford, and Linda Liebenberg -- Local resources and distal decisions : the political ecology of resilience / Dorothy Bottrell and Derrick Armstrong -- Caring teachers : teacher-youth transactions to promote resilience / Linda C. Theron and Petra Engelbrecht -- Children with disabilities and supportive school ecologies / Neerja Sharma and Rekha Sharma Sen -- Resilience in schools and curriculum design / Nan Henderson -- How prior social ecologies shape family resilience amongst refugees in U.S. resettlement / Stevan M. Weine [and others] -- Young people, sexual orientation, and resilience / Rebecca Harvey -- Community resilience : fostering recovery, sustainability, and growth / Kate Murray and Alex Zautra -- The social ecology of resilience in war-affected youth : a longitudinal study from Sierra Leone / Theresa S. Betancourt -- Travelling through social support and youth civic action on a journey towards resilience / Pat Dolan -- Understanding culture, resilience, and mental health : the production of hope / Catherine Panter-Brick and Mark Eggerman -- Case study : promoting community resilience with local values--Greenland's Paamiut Asasara / Peter Berliner, Line Natascha Larsen, and Elena de Casas Soberón -- Toward an ecology of stories : indigenous perspectives on resilience / Laurence J. Kirmayer [and others] -- Macro, meso, and micro-perspectives of resilience during and after exposure to war / Orit Nuttman-Shwartz -- Predictors of resilient psychosocial functioning in western Australian Aboriginal young people exposed to high family-level risk / Katrina D. Hopkins [and others]
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1 online resource (xv, 463 pages)
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  • 10.1007/978-1-4614-0586-3
  • 9786613353184
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  • (OCoLC)757941501
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