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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 13: The International Resilience Project: A Mixed-Methods Approach to the Study of Resilience across Cultures
The International Resilience Project: A Mixed-Methods Approach to the Study of Resilience across Cultures
Typically, studies of resilience have employed designs that integrate established test instruments with demonstrated reliability and validity from studies of mental and social functioning. Few of these instruments, and the studies that use them, account sufficiently for their Eurocentric bias when working in high-risk environments. Furthermore, researchers have made only limited attempts to understand the contextual variability of health resources such as family structure, financial security, or even exposure to violence. Combined, social and cultural factors shape the meaning a child attaches to his or her experience of risk factors. With these concerns in mind, the International Resilience ...