Handbook for Working with Children and Youth: Pathways to Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts

Handbook for Working with Children and Youth: Pathways to Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts

By: Michael Ungar (editor)Hardback

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The Handbook For Working With Children and Youth: Pathways To Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts examines lives lived well despite adversity. Calling upon some of the most progressive thinkers in the field, it presents a groundbreaking collection of original writing on the theories, methods of study, and interventions that promote resilience. Unlike other works that have left largely unquestioned their own culture-bound interpretations of the ways children and youth survive and thrive, this volume explores the multiple paths children follow to health and well-being in diverse national and international settings. It demonstrates the connection between social and political health resources and addresses the more immediate concerns of how those who care for children create the physical, emotional, and spiritual environments in which resilience is nurtured. Key Features Cross-cultural. Illustrates the rich variety of culturally embedded pathways by which children navigate toward health and well-being Multidisciplinary. Draws upon international experts utilizing both quantitative and qualitative studies from psychology, social work, psychiatry, nursing, education, criminology, child and youth care, community health, and family therapy Comprehensive. Provides broad developmental perspectives on resilience, from theory and research methods to interventions with individuals, families, and communities Connects theory to practice. Clarifies the construct of resilience from the viewpoint of resilience researchers and practitioners in health-related disciplines from different methodological paradigms within the social sciences and human services Academics, graduate students, and professionals studying or working in human service fields such as human development and family studies, education, social work, child and youth care work, developmental psychology/applied developmental science, child psychiatry, nursing, and family therapy will benefit from this Handbook. In essence, anyone who works with youth or is interested in the developmental issues related to children and youth in clinical, residential, or community settings will find Ungar's Handbook to be of great value.

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Michael Ungar received a Ph.D. in Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University in 1995. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Maritime School of Social Work at Dalhousie University, Canada. He has published articles in such journals as Adolescence, Youth & Society, Qualitative Social Work, Social Service Review, the Journal of Systemic Therapies, and Child & Youth Care Forum. Dr. Ungar has been researching, writing, and teaching about resilience among youth for ten years in Canada, the U.S., Hong Kong, and Columbia. He oversees a federally funded international research project involving collaboration among researchers in eleven sites on five continents exploring similarities and differences in how resilience is understood, studied, and nurtured. As part of this, he will soon embark on a tour of Israel, England, Russia, and Tanzania. He recently presented two papers detailing his work at an international qualitative methods conference hosted by Sage and the International Institute for Qualitative Methods. He has a well-established international network of colleagues in this field across many disciplines, and many will be contributors to this volume.


Acknowledgements FOREWORD - James Garbarino INTRODUCTION: Resilience across cultures and contexts - Michael Ungar THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES 1. Children's Risk, Resilience and Coping in Extreme Situations - Jo Boyden and Gillian Mann 2. Culture and Ethnic Identity in Family Resilience: Dynamic Processes in Trauma and Transformation of Indigenous People - Laurie McCubbin and Hamilton McCubbin 3. Lessons Learned from Poor Urban African American Youth: Resilient Strengths in Coping with Adverse Environments - Joyce West Stevens 4. Gendered Adaptations, Resilience, and the Perpetration of Violence - Jane Gilgun and Laura Abrams 5. The Theory of Resilience and its application to street children in the Minority and Majority world - Jacqueline McAdam-Crisp, Lewis Aptekar and Wanjiku Kironyo 6. Beyond resilience: Blending Wellness and Liberation in the Helping Professions - Isaac Prilleltensky and Ora Prilleltensky 7. Community Based Child Welfare for Aboriginal Children: Supporting Resilience through Structural Change - Cindy Blackstock and Nico Trocme 8. Beetles, Bullfrogs and Butterflies: Contributions of Natural Environment to Childhood Development and Resilience - Fred Besthorn METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES IN RESILIENCE RESEARCH 9. Methodological challenges in the study of resilience - William Barton 10. Qualitative resilience research: Contributions and risks - Michael Ungar and Eli Teram 11. Psychosocial health in youth: An international perspective - John LeBlanc, Pam Talbott and Wendy Craig 12. Resilience and wellbeing in developing countries - Laura Camfield and Allister McGregor 13. The International Resilience Project: A mixed methods approach to the study of resilience across cultures - Michael Ungar and Linda Liebenberg INTERVENING ACROSS CULTURES AND CONTEXTS 14. Israeli youth cope with terror: Vulnerability and resilience - Zahava Solomon and Avital Laufer 15. Overcoming Adversity with Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in Indigenous South African Cultural Contexts - Philip Cook and Leslie DuToit 16. Bent but not broken: Exploring queer youth resilience - Marion Brown and Marc Colbourne 17. Psycho-Social Functioning of Children from Monogamous and Polygamous Families: Implications for Practice - Alean Al-Krenawi and Vered Slonim-Nevo 18. Strengthening families and communities: System-building for resilience - Barbara J. Friesen and Eileen Brennan 19. Professional discourse of social workers working with at-risk young people in Hong Kong: Risk or resilience - Kwai-Yau Wong and Lee Tak-Yan 20. Resilient Youth in North East India: The role of faith based organizations in communities affected by violence - Jerry Thomas and George Menamparampil 21. Alternative approaches to promoting the health and well-being of children: Accessing community resources to support resilience - Ken Barter 22. Respecting Aboriginal Families: Customary care and Family group conferencing - Nancy MacDonald, Joan Glode and Fred Wien 23. Social and cultural roots of Russian youth resilience: Interventions by the state, society, and the family - Alexander Makhnach and Anna Laktionova 24. Intercepts of resilience and Systems of Care - Mary Armstrong, Beth Stroul and Roger Boothroyd 25. Youth Civic Engagement: Promise and Peril - Scotney D. Evans and Isaac Prilleltensky 26. Resilience in Palestinian Youth - Toine van Teeffelen, Hania Bitar, Saleem Habash 27. Resiliency and Young African-Canadian Males - Wanda Bernard and David Este 28. Preventing violence among Children in Colombia - Luis Duque, Joanne Klevens, Michael Ungar and Anna Lee

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/07/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781412904056
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9781412904056
  • weight: 1125
  • ISBN10: 1412904056

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