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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.     

Resilient Youth in North East India: The Role of Faith-Based Organizations in Communities Affected by Violence
Resilient youth in North East India: The role of faith-based organizations in communities affected by violence

India defies generalizations. Geographically, it provides a vast and varied landscape. Its human ecology is equally diverse, inhabited by over a billion people belonging to many linguistic, cultural, religious groups. The North East corner of the country, which this chapter is concerned with, itself showcases the social and cultural variety that India encompasses within it.

The North East, with Bangladesh on the west; Nepal, Bhutan, and China to the north; and Myanmar to the east, includes the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagalandm and Tripura. Generally referred to as “Assam” until the ...

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