Klimawandel und Resilience Management

Interdisziplinäre Konzeption eines entscheidungsorientierten Ansatzes

Author: Elmar Günther

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783834913814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

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Elmar Günther führt erstmals die Konzepte der Resilience, Vulnerabilität und Adaptive Capacity mit der aktuellen betriebswirtschaftlichen Forschung zusammen und liefert eine umfassende Bestandsaufnahme zu den Ursachen und Wirkungen des Klimawandels im sozioökonomischen und ökologischen System.

Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

A Guide to Developing Pupils' Emotional and Cognitive Skills

Author: Carmel Cefai

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427732

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 3632

Resilience is a set of qualities that enable children to adapt and transform, to overcome risk and adversity, and to develop social competence, problem-solving skills, autonomy and a sense of purpose. For children and young people it is as vital to possess these qualities in school environments as in the family and the community at large. This handbook for teachers and educators explores ways of nurturing resilience in vulnerable students. It proposes a new, positive way of thinking about schools as institutions that can foster cognitive and socio-emotional competence in all students. Individual chapters examine effective practices in schools and classrooms, and assess a range of classroom processes, such as engagement, inclusion, collaboration and prosocial behaviour. The author makes use of case studies throughout to bring to life classroom activities and concrete strategies that will promote best practice for enhancing student resilience, and offers a framework that can be adapted to the existing nature, culture and needs of each individual school community and its members. Promoting Resilience in the Classroom is a valuable resource for educational practitioners as well as educational officers and policy makers engaged in school development and educational improvement.

Resilience and Vulnerability

Adaptation in the Context of Childhood Adversities

Author: Dante Cicchetti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521001618

Category: Medical

Page: 574

View: 7981

This book explores positive adaptation in at-risk children, providing suggestions for intervention and social policy.

Stress, Risk, and Resilience in Children and Adolescents

Processes, Mechanisms, and Interventions

Author: Robert J. Haggerty

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521576628

Category: Psychology

Page: 417

View: 7508

Many children's behavioral problems have multiple causes, and most children with one problem behavior also have others. The co-occurence and interrelatedness of risk factors and problem behavior is certainly an important area of research. This volume recognizes the complexity of the developmental processes that influence coping and resilience and the roles sociocultural factors play. The contributors focus on four themes that have emerged in the study of risk and coping over the past decade: interrelatedness of risk and problems, individual variability in resilience and susceptibility to stress, processes and mechanisms linking multiple stressors to multiple outcomes, and interventions and prevention. Psychologists, pediatricians, and others involved in the research or care of children will take great interest in this text.

Handbook of Resilience in Children

Author: Sam Goldstein,Robert B. Brooks

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387303338

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 410

This handbook gathers into one volume the current scientific theory, clinical guidelines, and real-world interventions that can help children overcome the everyday obstacles they face. It includes a wide range of perspectives addressing the role of resilience in helping children overcome these obstacles. The book provides guidance on how to measure and evaluate resilience in clinical practice, and it emphasizes the importance of resilience – positive psychology – rather than pathologies. In addition, the book features contributions from leading experts from a variety of fields, such as psychology, education, and social work.

Handbook of Adult Resilience

Author: John W. Reich,Alex J. Zautra,John Stuart Hall

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 146250647X

Category: Psychology

Page: 540

View: 9063

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.

Researching Resilience

Author: Linda Liebenberg

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802094708

Category: Social Science

Page: 317

View: 9038

Researching Resilience challenges this tendency to pathologize youth, and marks a profound shift in research methods from the study of disorder to the study of well-being.

Resilience in Aging

Concepts, Research, and Outcomes

Author: Barbara Resnick,Lisa P. Gwyther,Karen A. Roberto

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441902320

Category: Medical

Page: 365

View: 9203

The many significant technological and medical advances of the 21st century cannot overcome the escalating risk posed to older adults by such stressors as pain, weakness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, memory and other cognitive deficits, hearing loss, visual impairment, isolation, marginalization, and physical and mental illness. In order to overcome these and other challenges, and to maintain as high a quality of life as possible, older adults and the professionals who treat them need to promote and develop the capacity for resilience, which is innate in all of us to some degree. The purpose of this book is to provide the current scientific theory, clinical guidelines, and real-world interventions with regard to resilience as a clinical tool. To that end, the book addresses such issues as concepts and operationalization of resilience; relevance of resilience to successful aging; impact of personality and genetics on resilience; relationship between resilience and motivation; relationship between resilience and survival; promoting resilience in long-term care; and the lifespan approach to resilience. By addressing ways in which the hypothetical and theoretical concepts of resilience can be applied in geriatric practice, Resilience in Aging provides inroads to the current knowledge and practice of resilience from the perspectives of physiology, psychology, culture, creativity, and economics. In addition, the book considers the impact of resilience on critical aspects of life for older adults such as policy issues (e.g., nursing home policies, Medicare guidelines), health and wellness, motivation, spirituality, and survival. Following these discussions, the book focuses on interventions that increase resilience. The intervention chapters include case studies and are intended to be useful at the clinical level. The book concludes with a discussion of future directions in optimizing resilience in the elderly and the importance of a lifespan approach to aging.

Adolescence, Risk and Resilience

Against the Odds

Author: John Coleman,Ann Hagell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470025026

Category: Psychology

Page: 205

View: 5798

Adolescence is often portrayed as an age of particular risk. Adolescents are not only considered a risk to themselves, but also to the rest of society. As a society, we are nervous of them, and consider them vulnerable, yet the seeds of successful and independent adult life are laid down in adolescence, and they need all the help and support that they can get at a challenging time. Adolescents at Risk: Against the Odds looks in depth at some of the key risks faced by adolescents, and at some of the ways in which they can be alleviated. The book is structured according to the operational challenges the research informs.

Resilience, Suffering and Creativity

The Work of the Refugee Therapy Centre

Author: Aida Alayarian

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780494483

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 6580

The trauma of refugee status is particularly corrosive. It does the usual harm of devastating our own self-image and sense of permanence in the world, but it does more. It is a dislocation from our familiar domestic geography and culture, and that must wrench from our grasp all the external markers by which we know ourselves and our worth. The threat of persecution, torture, and death is aimed at a complete destabilization. The result is a complex of anxieties that add up to far more than simple suffering. If therapy is primarily aimed at the gentle exposure of one's worst fears, then what purchase can it have on this most ungentle process of becoming a refugee?

Social Resilience in Singapore

Reflections from the London Bombings

Author: Norman Vasu

Publisher: Select Publishing

ISBN: 9814022357

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 108

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The Resilience of Hope

Author: Janette McDonald,Andrea M. Stephenson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042030224

Category: Philosophy

Page: 188

View: 5559

Hope, What is it? How do we get it? Is it part of being human? Is it something that carries us through hard times? Is it something illusory? This book, which stems from the 4th Inter-Disciplinary.net conference on Hope: Probing the boundaries held in September 2008 at Mansfield College in Oxford, England, explores all of these questions and many more. As a truly inter-disciplinary venture, this book approaches the theme of hope from the point of view of the philosophical, theological, political, literary, psychological, and sociological and presents hope not just as an abstract theme to be pondered but as an aspect of human living and thinking that has a profound impact on our lives. The conclusions reached in each chapter demonstrate the variety of ways in which hope is conceived as well as the tensions inherent in any discussion of the benefits of hope and the intricacies in dealing with hope on a theoretical and a practical level. This book is perfect for anyone wondering where hope fits into our lives during these troubling times.

Promoting Resilience in Child Welfare

Author: Robert John Flynn,Peter M. Dudding,James G. Barber

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776635530

Category: Political Science

Page: 449

View: 4607

Since the beginnings of its development in Britain in 1987, the Looking After Children (LAC) initiative has had a profound influence in Canada-as well as in Australia and across Europe-in sharpening the developmental focus and improving the quality of services for children and adolescents who, because of abuse, neglect, extreme poverty, or other circumstances, live in out-of-home care. Promoting Resilience in Child Welfare presents reviews of research, new empirical findings, and useful practice and policy suggestions derived from the perspectives of LAC and resilience theory by an array of international voices. Practitioners, out-of-home care providers, youths in care, in-service trainers, students, researchers, and many others will find much in this book that speaks to more effective ways of improving the lives of young people being looked after in out-of-home care. (Midwest)

Resilience Education

Author: Joel H. Brown,Marianne D'Emidio-Caston,Bonnie Benard

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761976264

Category: Education

Page: 105

View: 5559

In this book, the authors offer a set of principles and practical applications to help educators make a difference in their students' lives.

Resilience Engineering Perspectives: Remaining sensitive to the possibility of failure

Author: Erik Hollnagel,Christopher P. Nemeth,Sidney Dekker

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754671275

Category: Transportation

Page: 332

View: 5334

The first volume in the Ashgate Studies in Resilience Engineering series deals with important issues such as measurements and models, the use of procedures to ensure safety, the relation between resilience and robustness, safety management, and the use of risk analysis. The chapters utilize a report from a serious medical accident to illustrate more concretely how resilience engineering can make a difference, both to the understanding of how accidents happen and to what an organization can do to become more resilient.

Resilience in Children, Families, and Communities

Linking Context to Practice and Policy

Author: Ray D. Peters,Bonnie Leadbeater,Robert J. McMahon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306486555

Category: Psychology

Page: 202

View: 5338

Despite the numerous benefits derived from major technological and medical innovations of the past century, we continue to live in a world rife with significant social problems and challenges. Children continue to be born into lives of poverty; others must confront daily their parent’s mental illness or substance abuse; still others live amid chronic family discord or child abuse. For some of these children, life’s difficulties become overwhelming. Their enduring trauma can lead to a downward spiral, until their behavioral and emotional problems become lifelong barriers to success and wellbeing. Almost no one today would deny that the world is sometimes an inhospitable, even dangerous, place for our youth. Yet most children—even those living in high-risk environments—appear to persevere. Some even flourish. And this begs the question: why, in the face of such great odds, do these children become survivors rather than casualties of their environments? For many decades, scholars have pursued answers to the mysteries of resilience. Now, having culled several decades of research findings, the editors of this volume offer an in-depth, leading-edge description and analysis of Resilience in Children, Families and Communities: Linking Context to Practice and Policy. The book is divided into three readily accessible sections that both define the scope and limits of resilience as well as provide hands-on programs that families, neighborhoods, and communities can implement. In addition, several chapters provide real-life intervention strategies and social policies that can be readily put into practice. The goal: to enable children to develop more effective problem-solving skills, to help each child to improve his or her self-image, and to define ways in which role models can affect positive outcomes throughout each child’s lifetime. For researchers, clinicians, and students, Resilience in Children, Families and Communities: Linking Context to Practice and Policy is an essential addition to their library. It provides practical information to inform greater success in the effort to encourage resilience in all children and to achieve positive youth development.

Resilience in Action

Working with Youth Across Cultures and Contexts

Author: Michael Ungar,Linda Liebenberg

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802094716

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 7541

Mental health specialists and researchers contend that the development of resilience in youth is facilitated at several levels. Relational, cultural, individual, and governmental factors all have a strong influence over the mental well being of young people. Resilience in Action looks at youth interventions with a view to fostering resilience in those living in adverse situations and conditions. In order to provide a practical approach to the issue, the essays in this volume explore the components of successful interventions, encouraging the transmission of effective practices from one community to another across borders. It is organized into four sections, each dealing with a different aspect of work with at-risk youth. The first section focuses on individual health and the ways in which intervention and therapy strengthen personal resources. The second section explores the dynamics of interventions in relation to specific contexts and localized relationships, emphasizing holistic approaches to youth work. A review of the cultural relevance of resilience follows in section three, and the fourth considers ways of increasing the accessibility to resources that encourage healthy development. Featuring contributors from a variety of academic and cultural backgrounds, Resilience in Action offers diverse answers to many of the persistent questions mental health professionals ask regarding how to enhance resilience.

Resilience for Today

Gaining Strength from Adversity

Author: Edith Henderson Grotberg

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275979843

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

View: 1817

The increased bombardment of information on the world's dangers, from imminent disasters to terror and wars reported in the media, make us particularly vulnerable to stress and feelings of helplessness. This volume is unique in describing how to promote resilience in different groups, under different circumstances, and dealing with different adversities. Resilience is the human capacity to deal with stress, adversities, and threats—and somehow emerge stronger. Today, the increased bombardment of information on the world's dangers, from imminent disasters to terror and wars reported in the media, make us particularly vulnerable to stress and feelings of helplessness. This volume is unique in describing how to promote resilience in different groups, under different circumstances, and dealing with different adversities. The contributors—psychologists, medical doctors, teachers and physical therapists among them—show how we can learn to draw on supports, build inner strength, and acquire interpersonal and problem-solving skills to deal with adversity. This volume will be useful for parents, service providers, researchers, policymakers, curriculum writers, and program developers. Research findings are applied to actions and policies so that the knowledge can be used in everyday life. Topics addressed include a basic understanding of resilience, resilience in families, the role of schools in resilience, and resilience for those needing health care. The text includes a discussion of the concern that too many children are protected from adversity, are unprepared to face future stressors, and become overly dependent upon others.

Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters

The Role for Schools, Youth, and Families

Author: Kevin Ronan,David Johnston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387238203

Category: Medical

Page: 210

View: 7069

Although many books discuss trauma and adjustment to trauma, this is the first reference to focus on schools and other related community-based networks as gateways to assisting children and families to prepare for and to cope with a large scale disaster. The text assesses risk and readiness as well as active education programs for schools, children, and families, the public at large, and organizations and government. Drawing on a multidisciplinary framework, this volume promotes community resilience and readiness, response and recovery.

Nurturing Hidden Resilience in Troubled Youth

Author: Michael Ungar

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802085658

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 354

View: 9887

Timely in subject and original in perspective, Nurturing Hidden Resilience in Troubled Youth challenges what popular media refer to as a 'youth problem.'