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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.     

Social and Cultural Roots of Russian Youth Resilience Interventions by the State, Society, and the Family
Social and cultural roots of russian youth resilience interventions by the state, society, and the family
Alexander V. MakhnachAnna I. Laktionova

Adolescents and children are particularly vulnerable to chaos and conflict. The political upheaval experienced over the past decade in Russia provides a salient example of how youth struggle to cope with social change and instability. Economic instability and the loss of spiritual and moral values have meant that a number of dangerous tendencies have emerged in contemporary Russia. While some youth manage to thrive within this context of socioeconomic tension, many cope with their experiences and the opportunities perceived to be available to them by making choices that include vagrancy, ...

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