- 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 6: Beyond Resilience: Blending Wellness and Liberation in the Helping Professions
Beyond Resilience: Blending Wellness and Liberation in the Helping Professions
Resilience typically implies the ability to cope with family and social adversity (Prilleltensky, Nelson, & Peirson, 2001). Although the adversity is deplored by helping professionals, they usually limit themselves to working with the family and consider the social problems to be beyond their scope. If all of us followed this reasoning, nobody in the helping professions would enact practices that challenge injustice. Instead, we would resign ourselves to deal with the victims of injustice, hoping to steel our clients before the next blow. But an increasing number of helpers are growing uncomfortable with the idea that all they can do is react to environmental assaults—they want ...