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Authoritative Communities

The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child

Kovner Kline, Kathleen (Ed.)

2008, XXVI, 386 p.

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  • Offers insight into a new social science concept - authoritative communities
  • Unlike any other volume, this book will facilitate the continuing dialogue about the needs of children and teens and society’s responsibility to nurture its greatest human capital
  • The report that led to the development of this volume, Hardwired to Connect, identified a need in today’s children and youth and communicated a solution that society believes is valid

Authoritative Communities: The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child introduces innovative solutions based firmly in the children’s mental health and resilience literature and in the hypothesis that humans are "hardwired to connect." These "authoritative communities" consist of such individuals and institutions as parents, teachers, coaches, elders, and a variety of organizations that are committed to each other’s well-being over the long-term and who instill children with prosocial values such as empathy and compassion. Living within these communities enables children and youth to develop a consistent sense of purpose and meaning, so that they, in turn, are able to grow up to be responsible, productive, and nurturing adults.

The comprehensive coverage in this volume bring new insights and evidence to the nature/nurture debate from developmental, attachment, neurobiological, spiritual, and community perspectives, including:

  • Nurturing as a protective factor against genetic predispositions.
  • Counteracting the adverse influence of the media on children.
  • Promoting a sense of community in disadvantaged youth.
  • Spiritual approaches, from the Buddhist "minding children with mindfulness" to traditional young men’s rites of passage.
  • Adolescent development, from psychobiology to the formation of conscience.
  • Dispatches from the civil society movement, the School Development Program, and the motherhood movement.

This volume is essential reading for researchers and practitioners as well as graduate-level students in developmental, clinical, and social psychology as well as related fields such as sociology, social work, education, and religious studies.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Acceptance and Mindfulness - At-Risk Children and Society - Authoritative Communities - Commitment - Nurturing - Parenting - Positive Psychology - Positive Youth Development - Resilience - character - development - organizations

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Pediatrics - Psychotherapy & Counseling - Social Sciences

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