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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.     

Overcoming Adversity with Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in the Indigenous South African Cultural Context
Overcoming adversity with children affected by HIV/AIDS in the indigenous South African cultural context
PhilipCookLesley Du Ton

This chapter examines children's resilience against the background of the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS on children and their communities in South Africa. Specific attention is focused on the Circles of Care: Community Capacity Building project and its culturally grounded action research methodology as an intervention supporting child and community resilience. This strategy is presented in the context of indigenous African cultural values, beliefs, and practices as a basis of support for children's resilience by promoting healthy human development at the level of the child, his or her peers, the family, and the social structures making up ...

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