This comprehensive core textbook analyzes how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life’s traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients.

Resilient Communities

Resilient communities

In our effort to understand resilience, we need to remember that people live in communities and neighborhoods that assist or hinder their ability to cope with traumas. As Saleebey (1996) writes in his discussion of the importance of healthy community life,

Membership [in a community] means that people need to be citizens—responsible and valued members in a viable group or community. To be without membership is to be alienated, and to be at risk of marginalization and oppression, the enemies of civic and moral strength (Walzer, 1983). As people begin to realize and use their assets and abilities, collectively and individually, as they begin to discover the pride in having survived and overcome their difficulties, more and more of their capacities come into ...

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