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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.     

Culture and Ethnic Identity in Family Resilience: Dynamic Processes in Trauma and Transformation of Indigenous People
Culture and ethnic identity in family resilience: Dynamic processes in trauma and transformation of indigenous people
Laurie D.McCubbinHamilton I.McCubbin

The convergence of two generations of behavioral scientists, a psychologist and a family scientist, both of indigenous ancestry and immersed in the cultural context of their ancestors, inspired this chapter to give meaning to and advance understanding of family resilience and resilient behavior in response to trauma. In setting aside the strategy to present sweeping stereotypic generalizations about family resilience across cultures, the authors draw from ethnic identity and cultural studies in psychology, family science, feminist studies, and anthropology to explicate the dynamics of resilience in indigenous families and one of Polynesian ...

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