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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 11: Psychosocial Health in Youth: An International Perspective
Psychosocial Health in Youth: An International Perspective
In this chapter, we will address the question, “How are the world's children and youth faring with regard to their psychosocial health?” Although at first glance this question is straightforward, it requires careful dissection and definition. There are no universally accepted definitions of psychosocial health, nor are there standard ways of measuring this concept even in one culture at one point of time. Measuring change in psychosocial health requires definitions that hold their meaning over time and across cultures. Such measurements of health over time and across cultures are most amenable to epidemiological methods with emphasis on (a) generalizability, the extent to which sample results can ...