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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.     

Violence Prevention Programming in Colombia Challenges in Project Design and Fidelity
Violence prevention programming in Colombia challenges in project design and fidelity
Luis F. DuqueJoanneKlevensMichaelUngarAnna W. Lee

For the past several years, violence has ranked first as the major cause of mortality in Colombia (Colombia Ministerio de Salud, 1994a) and is one of the most frequent causes for hospitalization, emergency care, and disability, generating nearly 25% of the burden of disease (Colombia Ministerio de Salud, 1994b). Although the burden for disease for intentional injury at the world level is 3.4% (World Health Organization, 2000), this figure stands at 44.8% in the case of Medellin, Colombia's second largest city with 2 million inhabitants. If one counts all types of violent injuries, the figure rises to 56.6% (Londofio, Grisales, ...

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