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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.
Chapter 3: Lessons Learned from Poor African American Youth: Resilient Strengths in Coping with Adverse Environments
Lessons Learned from Poor African American Youth: Resilient Strengths in Coping with Adverse Environments
Because of the many social problems in modern American society, scholars have suggested that America is a nation at risk. Although this claim may seem hardly credible for the richest and most powerful nation in the world, empirical data suggest that a significant number of young Americans suffer the consequences of social ills that jeopardize future possibilities for meeting the challenges of a participatory democracy. Poverty, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, child maltreatment, adolescent parenting, substance abuse, school dropout, suicide, imprisonment, delinquency, and violence have all been identified as social problems that threaten the psychological, social, and physical health of ...