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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.     

Resilience and Well-Being in Developing Countries
Resilience and well-being in developing countries

The study of international development has historically been concerned with the material wealth of nations. Where it has focused on the people of developing nations, it has tended to be concerned with what they lack in material terms. This is hardly surprising; a feature of our modern and wealthy world is the persistence of extreme poverty and widening global inequality. The publication of the first Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1990 was an important signal to academics and practitioners in international development to pay more attention to development's human dimensions, as was the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Although there ...

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