Handbook for Working with Children and Youth
Pathways to Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts
- Michael Ungar - Dalhousie University, Canada
Developmental Psychology | Family Stress & Coping | Social Work - Children
Cross-cultural. Illustrates the rich variety of culturally embedded pathways by which children navigate toward health and well-being
Multidisciplinary. Draws upon international experts utilizing both quantitative and qualitative studies from psychology, social work, psychiatry, nursing, education, criminology, child and youth care, community health, and family therapy
Comprehensive. Provides broad developmental perspectives on resilience, from theory and research methods to interventions with individuals, families, and communities
Connects theory to practice. Clarifies the construct of resilience from the viewpoint of resilience researchers and practitioners in health-related disciplines from different methodological paradigms within the social sciences and human services
Academics, graduate students, and professionals studying or working in human service fields such as human development and family studies, education, social work, child and youth care work, developmental psychology/applied developmental science, child psychiatry, nursing, and family therapy will benefit from this Handbook. In essence, anyone who works with youth or is interested in the developmental issues related to children and youth in clinical, residential, or community settings will find Ungar's Handbook to be of great value.
A mixed methods approach to the study of resilience across cultures
"This well-written handbook explores the empirical and theoretical work on resilience or 'human strength,' that many children and youth possess despite experiencing traumatic events or negative-abusive environments. . . . What makes this handbook both unique and cutting-edge is its focus on cross-cultural and multicultural issues regarding resilience. . . . Highly recommended."