Describes how to promote resilience in different groups, under different circumstances, and dealing with different adversities.
Introduction: Resilience for Today What Is Resilience? How Do You Promote It? How Do You Use It? by Edith H. Grotberg The Yin and the Yang of Resilience by Rhonda Baruch Enhancing Family Resilience: Transgenerational Approach to Positive Change in Dysfunctional Families by Sandra Neil Resilience in Families with Children Who Are Exceptional by Sharon Ramey, Stephanie DeLuca, and Karen Echols Resilience, the Fourth 'R': The Role of Schools in This Promotion by Judy Paphazy Resilience for Those Needing Health Care by Bette Keltner and Leslie Walker Resilience and Biculturalism: The Latino Experience in the USA by Francisca Infante and Alexandra Lamond Community Resilience: A Social Approach by Elbo Nestor Suarez-Ojeda and Lillian Aulter Resilience in the Wake of Disaster by Russ Newman, Luana Bossolo, Marguerite I. Schroeder, Jan Peterson, Jennifer Zabriskie, Rachael Payne, and Gillian Foster Resilience and Tragedy by Edith Henderson Grotberg
EDITH HENDERSON GROTBERG is Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Mental Health Initiatives at The George Washington University.
"A book that makes the concept of resilience real and
applicable."-Dr. Daniel Rogriguez Director, Department of Community
Health, National University of Lanus, Argentina
"Children living on the street are prey to dangers of all kinds: abuse, violence, self-destruction. Their dreams shattered, they have little hope for a future. If families and communities were to adopt the resilience strategies so cogently presented in this book, these children would not be on the street in the first place!"-Thomas H. Bornemann, Ed.D. Director, The Carter Center Mental Health Program
"Dr. Edith Grotberg's work makes an important contribution to our understanding of mental 'health, ' going beyond the usual disease focus by exploring the concept of resilience, or those factors that not only sustain people through life's challenges, but actually help us grow and become stronger as a result."-Joy K. Rice Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Dr. Grotberg's work in the area of resilience has been ahead of its time. And that's a good thing, because those of us in policy making positions need her thinking in this area, as well as her ability to bring together other experts in the field."-James L. Stone Commissioner, Office of Mental Health, State of New York, Albany
"Parents, children, and youth, as well as communities, can only benefit from reading this book--it is a must in today's world."-Justine Beck Rose Executive Director, CLEAN Inc.
"Resilience for Today delivers great hope to individuals and communities who are faced with overwhelming challenges. The strength-based approach is refreshing and long overdue."-Joel Slack President and Founder, Respect International
?Highly recommended. All levels; all collections.?-Choice
"Highly recommended. All levels; all collections."-Choice