In eight concise chapters, the authors show how caring people in an educational setting can foster resiliency in themselves, in the classroom, and among individual children. Also provided is a broad range of activities that have been tried in school and community settings, and which provide assessment and evaluations tools with which to monitor the process of changing schools to enhance protective factors in the lives of students and teachers. --foreword, p. ix.
A few years ago, resiliency theory was relatively new to the fields of prevention and education. Today, it is at the heart of hundreds of school and community programs that recognize in all young people the capacity to lead healthy, successful lives. The key, as Benard reports in this synthesis of a decade and more of resiliency research, is the role that families, schools, and communities play in supporting, and not undermining, this biological drive for normal human development. Of special interest is the evidence that resiliency prevails in most cases by far -- even in extreme situations, such as those caused by poverty, troubled families, and violent neighborhoods. An understanding of this developmental wisdom and the supporting research, Benard argues, must be integrated into adults' vision for the youth they work with and communicated to young people themselves. Benard's analysis of how best to incorporate research findings to support young people is both realistic and inspirational. It is an easy-to-read discussion of what the research has found along with descriptions of what application of the research looks like in our most successful efforts to support young people.
Describing the different levels of resiliency that people achieve, Siebert details how certain basic skills provide the foundation for mastering higher-level abilities. An ex-paratrooper with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, he is internationally recognized for his research into the inner nature of highly resilient survivors.
This book bridges the gap between theory and implementation to illustrate how resiliency enhancement enables social workers to put the strengths perspective successfully into practice for their clients. Contributors to this volume show how social workers can use interventions to enhance those resiliency factors.
This is a one-of-a-kind self-help book for teens and adults based on decades of social science research about how people bounce back from all types of trauma, crises, problems and adversity. It shows how building resiliency builds mental health. The information in this book will help anyone facing any life challenge. Use this book to learn how to: * Unlock your innate capacity to overcome adversity right now. * Identify and strengthen your unique resiliency builders. * Use your resiliency builders that are already operating for you. * Develop solid, transformative self-esteem. * Identify your Achilles Heel and how to overcome it. * Keep going when the going gets tough. Written by a leading expert, this book makes the important findings from resiliency research accessible to everyone. 10 Chapters (plus Index): 1. You Were Born Resilient 2. A Research-Based Plan for Overcoming Life's Challenges 3. Unlock the Power of Your Personal Protective Factors 4. The Resiliency Wheel: Boosting Your Resiliency Every Day 5. Who and What is in Your Mirror? (and Other Life-Support Strategies) 6. The Resiliency Route to Authentic Self-Esteem 7. Listen Within: How to Find and Follow Your Accurate Gut Guidance 8. Identify Your Achilles Heel (and Stop It from Tripping You Up) 9. How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough 10.The Resiliency Quiz & Other Resiliency-Building Resources
Lesbian Families' Challenges and Means of Resiliency: Implications for Feminist Family Therapy is a unique collection of interdisciplinary feminist examinations of the resiliency of lesbian couples and families. Leading feminist researchers and clinicians discuss parenting within lesbian families, with a focus on personal resiliency. These thought-provoking and insightful articles address the challenges of having and raising children in a society that struggles to accept alternative family structures.
The goal of this book is to generate discussion not only about how we can create meaningful educational experiences for all learners, but to challenge systems that necessitate a resilient nature. Ultimately, the authors promote the need for a foundation of socially just policies and practices in all educational settings and respond to the question: How does a paradigm of resiliency translate into institutional change that benefits everyone?
In this volume, editors Naim Kapucu, Christopher V. Hawkins, and Fernando I. Rivera gather an impressive array of scholars to shed new light on how communities can increase their resiliency through policy interventions and governance mechanisms in the United States and worldwide.
It may be human nature to resist change—particularly when it’s delivered as a hardship, disappointment, or rejection. But by developing resiliency managers can not only survive change, but also learn, grow, and thrive in it. In fact, for leaders, developing resiliency is critical. Resiliency helps managers deal with the pressures and uncertainties of being in charge in organizations today. This guidebook defines resiliency, explains why it’s important, and describes how you can develop your own store of resiliency. It focuses on nine developmental components that, taken together, create a sense of resiliency and increase your ability to handle the unknown and to view change—whether from disappointment or success—as an opportunity for development.
It’s time to get REAL. Think back to the last time you experienced a setback in your life. Were you up to the challenge? Throughout our lives, we are confronted with unpredictable and unfortunate events both big and small. Whether you are faced with a family tragedy, unemployment, natural disaster, or any other life-altering event, the one thing you can control is whether or not you emerge from the situation stronger, and are able to thrive. Kris Coleman, Red Five’s Founder, President and CEO, shares what it takes for you, your family, and your business to be ready for challenges to come – what it takes to be truly resilient. As an expert in cutting-edge security programs and as a former FBI Special Agent and CIA Officer, Coleman dives into the REAL system and how to foster: • Personal Resilience • Family Readiness • Business Preparedness Resiliency is achievable. Everyone has the power to change their lives to become more resilient. Coleman lights the way to get you there, and sparks key conversations that will help you attain self-reliance and more certainty in everyday life. Are you ready to get REAL?