- Subject index
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 16: Bent but not Broken: Exploring Queer Youth Resilience
Bent but not Broken: Exploring Queer Youth Resilience
Why is it relevant to include a chapter on lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB)1 youth in a text on resilience? What are the reasons for drawing a connection between the lives of LGB youth and the theories of resilience? In most ways, after all, regardless of where they live, queer youth are just like heterosexual youth: They come from all ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and they share the same skills, interests, and physical attributes (Savin-Williams, 2001). They grow up both within and outside of families of origin, they navigate popular culture demands and peer dynamics, they cope with disappointments and uncertainties, and they prepare for their futures. Yet the ...