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Resilience in children, families, and communities : linking context to practice and policy

Author: Ray DeV Peters; Bonnie J Ross Leadbeater; Robert J McMahon
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Almost no one today would deny that the world is sometimes an inhospitable, even dangerous, place for our youth. Yet most children - even those living in high-risk environments - appear to persevere. Some even flourish. And this begs the question, why, in the face of such great odds, do these children become survivors rather than casualties of their environments? For many decades, scholars have pursued answers to
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ray DeV Peters; Bonnie J Ross Leadbeater; Robert J McMahon
ISBN: 0306486555 9780306486555 0306486563 9780306486562
OCLC Number: 55624800
Notes: "The work presented ... 32nd annual Banff International Conference on Behavioural Science held in Banff, Alberta, Canada in March 2000. The conference addressed the topic of resilience in children from cities and communities ..."--Preface.
Description: xviii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Resilience research : past, present, and future / Emmy E. Werner --
2. Resilience in context / Jennifer R. Riley and Ann S. Masten --
3. Disruptive behaviors : should we foster or prevent resiliency? / Richard E. Tremblay --
4. The resilience revolution : a paradigm shift for research and policy? / Bonnie Leadbeater, Dan Dodgen and Andrea Solarz --
5. Creating effective school-based interventions for pregnant teenagers / Victoria Seitz and Nancy H. Apfel --
6. Dating relationships among at-risk adolescents : an opportunity for resilience? / Katreena Scott, Laura-Lynn Stewart and David Wolfe.
Responsibility: edited by Ray DeV. Peters, Bonnie Leadbeater, and Robert J. McMahon.
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