Author: Gina O'Connell HigginsPublish On: 1994-08-30
In any case , the relative integration of the traumatized but resilient offers a strong challenge to cherished assumptions about the preeminence of early developmental experiences — assumptions holding that our current adult selves are ...
Author: Gina O'Connell Higgins
Category: Political Science
What is it that makes some people resilient enough to overcome devastating trauma? What separates them from those who are understandably broken by such events? Most important, how can we foster this strength in ourselves and in others? Gina O'Connell Higgins draws on her twenty-year career devoted to the study of resilience to provide insight into these and other key questions. Through both grim and joyous profiles, Higgins describes people who had brutal childhoods, who suffered violence at the hands of a parent, who were raped, abused, and abandoned, and yet who created lives of hope and happiness. Included are moving portraits of people such as a psychiatrist, happily married for twenty-eight years, who as a child was the victim of a satanic cult and was forced to become a prostitute, and a son who, though ferociously beaten by his father and sexually abused by his mother, grew up to become the director of a human service agency. Offering an approach that focuses on the origins of mental health rather than the beginnings of mental illness, Resilient Adults outlines how men and women can recognize the resilient traits they possess and appreciate what has gone right with their lives. Higgins's studies reveal many of the characteristics that resilient individuals have in common. For example, the author has found that these men and women tend to fiercely protect their time for reflection, to approach potential problems proactively, and to believe firmly that if they take charge and put forth the effort, their lives will improve. On the basis of her findings, she provides a wealth of information about how these characteristics can be cultivated and how resilience can be fostered in adultsdespite their background or personal history.
Profile of a Resilient Person Resilient children and resilient adults look remarkably similar . Benard ( 1991 ) characterizes resilient children as socially competent , with life skills such as problem solving , critical thinking ...
Author: Nan Henderson
Publisher: Corwin Press
Category: Business & Economics
In eight concise chapters, the authors show how caring people in an educational setting can foster resiliency in themselves, in the classroom, and among individual children. Also provided is a broad range of activities that have been tried in school and community settings, and which provide assessment and evaluations tools with which to monitor the process of changing schools to enhance protective factors in the lives of students and teachers. --foreword, p. ix.
RESILIENT CHILDREN BECOME RESILIENT ADULTS Children who are exposed to risk factors associated with development of particular disorders, yet maintain their mental and/or physical health, are of particular interest to researchers.
Author: Catherine N. Dulmus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
This timely handbook provides practical information and evidence-based findings on the most effective and current prevention interventions and programmes available regarding adult emotional, mental health, and social problems. Each innovative chapter summarizes the problem, addressing trends, incidence, and risk factors; describes effective prevention interventions; and discusses practice and policy implications, as well as areas for future research. An exceptional resource for practitioners, researchers, and students alike, the Handbook of Preventive Interventions for Adults is an important addition to the mental health field.
Author: Sandra Prince-EmburyPublish On: 2012-11-06
A “perceived gap” between salient goals and systemic barriers in a major life role may pose a critical resiliency challenge during each adult stage. In an early review of related literature, Bowman (1989) notes that: student, work, ...
Author: Sandra Prince-Embury
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Resilience in Children, Adolescents, and Adults: Translating Research into Practice recognizes the growing need to strengthen the links between theory, assessment, interventions, and outcomes to give resilience a stronger empirical base, resulting in more effective interventions and strength-enhancing practice. This comprehensive volume clarifies core constructs of resilience and links these definitions to effective assessment. Leading researchers and clinicians examine effective scales, questionnaires, and other evaluative tools as well as instructive studies on cultural considerations in resilience, resilience in the context of disaster, and age-appropriate interventions. Key coverage addresses diverse approaches and applications in multiple areas across the lifespan. Among the subject areas covered are: - Perceived self-efficacy and its relationship to resilience. - Resilience and mental health promotion in the schools. - Resilience in childhood disorders. - Critical resources for recovering from stress. - Diversity, ecological, and lifespan issues in resilience. - Exploring resilience through the lens of core self-evaluation. Resilience in Children, Adolescents, and Adults is an important resource for researchers, clinicians and allied professionals, and graduate students in such fields as clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, education, counseling psychology, social work, and pediatrics.
She goes on to observe that “The resilient resolve to put their fate in their own hands. To do this, they are willing to take great — although carefully calculated — risks to reshape their lot. They find the role of adult victim ...
Author: Bonnie Benard
A few years ago, resiliency theory was relatively new to the fields of prevention and education. Today, it is at the heart of hundreds of school and community programs that recognize in all young people the capacity to lead healthy, successful lives. The key, as Benard reports in this synthesis of a decade and more of resiliency research, is the role that families, schools, and communities play in supporting, and not undermining, this biological drive for normal human development. Of special interest is the evidence that resiliency prevails in most cases by far -- even in extreme situations, such as those caused by poverty, troubled families, and violent neighborhoods. An understanding of this developmental wisdom and the supporting research, Benard argues, must be integrated into adults' vision for the youth they work with and communicated to young people themselves. Benard's analysis of how best to incorporate research findings to support young people is both realistic and inspirational. It is an easy-to-read discussion of what the research has found along with descriptions of what application of the research looks like in our most successful efforts to support young people.
These studies provide insight into the proportion of abused children who nonetheless develop into resilient young adults, as well as some additional support for protective factors associated with resilience that extend from childhood ...
Author: John W. Reich
Publisher: Guilford Press
What enables people to bounce back from stressful experiences? How do certain individuals maintain a sense of purpose and direction over the long term, even in the face of adversity? This is the first book to move beyond childhood and adolescence to explore resilience across the lifespan. Coverage ranges from genetic and physiological factors through personal, family, organizational, and community processes. Contributors examine how resilience contributes to health and well-being across the adult life cycle; why—and what happens when—resilience processes fail; ethnic and cultural dimensions of resilience; and ways to enhance adult resilience, including reviews of exemplary programs.
Another feature of resilient children is their ability to respond quickly to potentially dangerous situations. ... When looking at adults who are resilient, researchers have noted that they are more likely to have an internal locus of ...
Author: Monica L. McCoy
Publisher: Psychology Press
Child abuse and neglect are examined in this new edition -- the latest research, what it entails, and how to recognize and report it. Federal law mandates the reporting of suspected child maltreatment by many professionals. This book will appeal to those who one day find themselves in the role of a mandated reporter. Engaging learning tools are integrated throughout: Focus on Research boxes provide an in-depth look at research or methodologies. Case Examples and Debates encourage discussion about the gray areas in the field. Legal Examples and Focus on Law sections explain judicial rulings including guides for locating relevant state statutes. Discussion questions promote dialogue and deepen understanding of the material. Bold faced key terms defined when first introduced also appear in the book's glossary. Conclusions and Definitions help students focus on the key concepts introduced in each chapter. The new edition also includes the following features: A thorough updating of the citations and state and federal laws, along with the latest statistics on incidence and prevalence based on the new National Incidence Study NIS-4. A new chapter on resiliency (Chapter 10) and more discussion of resilience in the face of maltreatment in the chapters on types of abuse (Chapters 4–9) provide a better understanding of why some children thrive despite experiencing maltreatment. New "Profiles" boxes that feature information about graduate training in child maltreatment, descriptions of jobs in the field, or biographies of people who work in the field to increase students‘ awareness of possible career opportunities. Web-based instructor resources including PowerPoints, weblinks, and a test bank with multiple-choice, short answer, and essay questions. More tables, figures, and photos to better illustrate and summarize key points. New sections on child maltreatment in military families (Chapter 2), child obesity as a result of maltreatment (Chapter 5), teen "sexting" and its possible prosecution as child sexual abuse and Susan Clancy’s controversial thesis published in The Trauma Myth (Chapter 7). Updated and more case examples including recent events that captured the public’s attention such as the case of Jessica Beagley convicted of child abuse for forcing her son to ingest hot sauce and of Latrece Jones convicted of negligent homicide for failing to have her son in a car seat. The book opens with the background on child maltreatment including its history, an overview of the research, and the risk factors. Details about mandated reporting are also explored. Different forms of maltreatment – physical abuse, neglect, psychological maltreatment, sexual abuse, fetal abuse, and Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome – are then examined, along with the new chapter on resiliency. Incidence estimates and consequences for each type of maltreatment are provided. Legal issues including forensic interviewing are then reviewed. The book concludes with an example of what happens to a child after a report is filed along with suggestions for preventing child maltreatment. Intended as a text for courses in child abuse, child maltreatment, family violence, or sexual and intimate violence taught in psychology, human development, education, criminal justice, social work, sociology, women’s studies, and nursing, this book is also an invaluable resource to workers who are mandated reporters of child maltreatment and/or anyone interested in the problem.
... gifts • help Clara to safely learn about her past and integrate it as a non-threatening part of her life • help Clara prepare so that she will become a healthy, resilient adult and realise a productive and positive independent life.
Author: Jonathan Baylin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
What potential does psychotherapy have for mediating the impact of childhood developmental trauma on adult life? Combining knowledge from trauma-focused work, understandings of the developmental brain and the neurodynamics of psychotherapy, the authors explain how good care and poor care in childhood influence adulthood. They provide scientific background to deepen understanding of childhood developmental trauma. They introduce principles of therapeutic change and how and why mind-body and brain-based approaches are so effective in the treatment of developmental trauma. The book focuses in particular on Pesso Boyden System Psychotherapy (PBSP) which uniquely combines and integrates key processes of mind-body work that can facilitate positive change in adult survivors of childhood maltreatment. Through client stories Petra Winnette and Jonathan Baylin describe the clinical application of PBSP and the underlying neuropsychological concepts upon which it is based. Working with Traumatic Memories to Heal Adults with Unresolved Childhood Trauma has applications relevant to psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists working with clients who have experienced trauma.
They found that many of these children , reared in poverty , instability , and lacking proper education and health care , fared well as adults . Werner states that , resilient adults “ are planners and problem solvers and picker ...
Author: Karen J. Shirley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Category: Social Science
Resilience has come to rival insight as a fundamental therapeutic goal in bettering the lives of individuals in distress. And it is increasingly an important topic in fields as diverse as education, sociology, and family studies. Yet despite all the recent interest up to now few in-depth studies have appeared. This book is a moving ethnography of five couples whose marriages survived over many years and ultimately transcended a partner's alchoholism. The couple's stories are poignant, full of wisdom and carrying important lessons. The author's insightful analysis sheds light on three recurring themes: residual resources, moments of choice, and building trust. This book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of what makes relationships last over a course of many years or a lifetime, while serving as an engaging supplementary text for courses in family studies, psychology, and sociology.
If there is one thing that resilient adults learn as they age, it's how to adapt, accomplish their goals and enjoy the journey of personal learning. As we mature, many of us come to appreciate all of the ways that we know and learn; ...
Author: Pamela Pike
In music, while coaching groups of adults in ensemble settings and teaching them in the independent studio is a longstanding tradition, most tertiary-level music courses do not address the specific issues associated with teaching adults. The Adult Music Student addresses this gap, equipping music educators and professional musicians with the skills to provide optimal learning environments for adult music-makers, and exploring the process of learning and making music across the entire adult lifespan. In chapters rooted in research and real-world experience, adult learning theory, assumptions and philosophy are presented within the context of musical situations. The author also addresses adult motivation, teacher attributes that facilitate learning, and specific strategies to engage adults at different psychosocial or developmental stages. Providing practitioners with both an understanding of how adults learn, and practical approaches that can be used immediately in various music settings, this book offers an essential guide for any instructor working with adult music students.