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Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children

Clauss-Ehlers, Caroline S., Weist, Mark D. (Eds.)

2004, XVIII, 377 p.

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Children live in a world of ever-increasing stress factors, including global terrorism, pervasive exposure to violence, increasing substance use, and economic and social instability. To help them maneuver successfully through such a challenging world to adulthood, community-based resilience interventions are becoming more important than ever. Currently, resilience-based interventions are expanding to examine not only the internal strengths children and adolescents bring to a variety of situations, but also to explore how to leverage community and family resources in the context of a culturally diverse world.

Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children reviews a variety of innovative approaches and actions that can be used at the community level to promote resilience in children and adolescents. Key themes throughout the book focus on how to:

Shift the paradigm from illness to strengths and health.

Assess and improve environments to minimize harmful influences and increase protection.

Adapt to and build on strengths of cultural and linguistic variation in an increasingly diverse society.

Move toward collaborative approaches that involve youth, families, schools, and community members who partner at all levels of program conception, implementation, evaluation, and improvement.

For researchers, clinicians, and students, Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children will be an essential tool in their efforts to promote the health and success of youth.

Content Level » Research

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Foreword. James Garbarino Section 1. Foundations 1. Introduction: Advancing Community Involvement and Planning to Promote Resilience in Youth from Diverse Communities. Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers and Mark D. Weist. 2. A Brief History of Resilience: From Early Beginnings to Current Constructions.R. Fox Vernon. 3. Re-Inventing Resilience: A Model of 'Culturally-Focused Resilient Adaptation.' Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers. Section 2. Promoting Resilience in Diverse Communities. 4. Sacred Spaces: The Role of Context in American Indian Youth Development. Teresa LaFromboise, and Lisa Medoff. 5. Risk and Resilience in Latino Youth. Rafael Art. Javier and Alina Camacho-Gingerich. 6. Building Strengths in Inner City African-American Children: The Task and Promise of Schools. R. Dwayne LaGrange. 7. Resilience in the Asian Context. Grace Wong. 8. Risk and Resilience during the Teenage Years for Diverse Youth. Edith G. Arrington and Melvin N. Wilson. 9. A Global Perspective on Youth Outreach. Hawthorne E. Smith and Adeyinka M. Akinsulure-Smith. Section 3: Areas of Special Need. 10. Responses to Terrorism: The Voices of Two Communities Speak Out. Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers, Olga Acosta, and Mark D. Weist. 11. Environmental Factors that Foster Resilience for Medically Handicapped Children. Jeannette M. Maluf. 12. Fostering Resilience among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System. Kimberly T. Kendziora and David M. Osher. 13. Clinical and Institutional Interventions and Children’s Resilience and Recovery from Sexual Abuse. Carolyn Moore Newberger and Isabelle M. Gremy. 14. School Strategies to Prevent and Address Youth Gang Involvement. Sharon Hoover Stephan, Stephen Mathur, and Celeste C. Owens. 15. Promoting Resilience in Military Children and Adolescents. Michael E. Faran; Mark D. Weist, Diane A. Faran, and Stephen M. Morris. Section 4: Promising Resilience Promoting Developments. 16. Applying Research on Resilience to Enhance School-Based Prevention:The Promoting Resilient ChildrenInitiative. Peter A. Wyman and Jason Barry. 17. Educational Resilience in Life’s Second Decade: The Centrality of Student Engagement. Richard De Lisi. 18. Enhancing Child and Adolescent Resilience through Faith-Community Connections. Celeste C. Owens, Tanya N. Bryant, Sylvia S. Huntley, Elizabeth Moore, Tom Sloane, Alvin Hathaway, and Mark D. Weist. 19. A Whole-School Approach to Mental Health Promotion: The Australian MindMatters Program. Elizabeth Mullett, Steven W. Evans, and Mark D. Weist. 20. Home, School, and Community: Catalysts to Resilience.Mickey C. Melendez and Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke. 21. Enhancing Student Resilience Through Innovative Partnerships. Jennifer Axelrod, Joanne Cashman, Steven Evans, James Koller, Edwin Morris, Carl Paternite, Kay Rietz, and Mark D. Weist . 22. Resilience-Building Prevention Programs that Work: A Federal Perspective. Charles G. Curie, Paul J. Brounstein, and Nancy J. Davis.

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