Resilience For Today: Gaining Strength From Adversity

Hardcover | October 31, 2003

byEdith Henderson Grotberg

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Resilience is the human capacity to deal with stress, adversities, and threats--and somehow emerge stronger. Today, the increased bombardment of information on the world's dangers, from imminent disasters to terror and wars reported in the media, make us particularly vulnerable to stress and feelings of helplessness. This volume is unique in describing how to promote resilience in different groups, under different circumstances, and dealing with different adversities. The contributors--psychologists, medical doctors, teachers and physical therapists among them--show how we can learn to draw on supports, build inner strength, and acquire interpersonal and problem-solving skills to deal with adversity. This volume will be useful for parents, service providers, researchers, policymakers, curriculum writers, and program developers. Research findings are applied to actions and policies so that the knowledge can be used in everyday life. Topics addressed include a basic understanding of resilience, resilience in families, the role of schools in resilience, and resilience for those needing health care. The text includes a discussion of the concern that too many children are protected from adversity, are unprepared to face future stressors, and become overly dependent upon others.

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Resilience is the human capacity to deal with stress, adversities, and threats--and somehow emerge stronger. Today, the increased bombardment of information on the world's dangers, from imminent disasters to terror and wars reported in the media, make us particularly vulnerable to stress and feelings of helplessness. This volume is uni...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.76 × 6.36 × 1.09 inPublished:October 31, 2003Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275979849

ISBN - 13:9780275979843

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"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