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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.     

Resilience in the Palestinian Occupied Territories
Resilience in the Palestinian occupied territories
Toine Van TeeffelenHaniaBitarSaleemAl-Habash

A focus on resilience is an extremely useful way of looking at the mental health of children and adults in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT: includes the West Bank, Gaza, and East-Jerusalem). On the one hand, Palestinians are dealing with a broad range of adversities and psychological stressors that, especially during the latest intifada (Palestinian uprising), have tested them and their health to the limit; on the other hand, they possess individual, social, and national assets that help the majority continue to live on despite the many problems they face. In this chapter, we detail both the adversities Palestinians face and the consequences of those adversities to their mental health. We also ...

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