- Subject index
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 4: Gendered Adaptations, Resilience, and the Perpetration of Violence
Gendered Adaptations, Resilience, and the Perpetration of Violence
Developmental psychopathologists seek to identify processes that lead to adaptive and maladaptive outcomes among high-risk groups, with the goal of contributing to interventions that can promote resilience and decrease risks (Luthar, 2003; Luthar & Cicchetti, 2000). Researchers, however, have given little attention to understanding the points of view of people who respond to their adverse life circumstances in ways that outsiders would define as maladaptive (Ungar, 2004). Soliciting the points of view of research participants helps us to understand the gendered, social, and cultural contexts to which individuals adapt. These concerns are important to human service professions that build on the premise of starting where the ...