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The Handbook For Working With Children & 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 to 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. ...
Chapter 1: Children's Risk, Resilience, and Coping in Extreme Situations
Children's Risk, Resilience, and Coping in Extreme Situations
Challenges to Children's Well-Being
Adversity comes in many forms, as a result of social or political strife, individual acts of omission or commission, environmental calamities, and many other causes. Due to their youthfulness and, specifically, their lack of social power, children and adolescents are often among the most severely affected by these adverse circumstances. Poverty, armed conflict, forced migration, family problems, environmental degradation, and exploitation, all rising to unprecedented levels, have deepened concern internationally for the protection of children1 and for the promotion of their health and well-being.
With the nearly universal ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the protection of children exposed to ...