Learning from People with Disabilities and the Turning Points in Their Lives

Author: Gillian A. King,Elizabeth G. Brown,Linda K. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275979430

Category: Psychology

Page: 204

View: 2037

Te nature of resilience and adaptation to change is brought to life in the critical experiences of people with disabilities.


Why Things Bounce Back

Author: Andrew Zolli,Ann Marie Healy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451683812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 8285

Tracing some of the economic highs and lows that impacted the world in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, an introduction to the emerging field of resilience research explains how to approach disruptions in ecosystems, businesses and governments to better reinforce interdependent world systems. 40,000 first printing.

Klimawandel und Resilience Management

Interdisziplinäre Konzeption eines entscheidungsorientierten Ansatzes

Author: Elmar Günther

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783834913814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

View: 7372

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.


Author: Anne Deveson

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864486346

Category: Resilience (Personality trait)

Page: 296

View: 8612

What is it that enables some people to grow through adversity? Anne Deveson's engaging and thought-provoking exploration of this vital capacity of individuals and communities is, like her award-winning classic Tell Me I'm Here, a powerful combination of intellectual journey and personal memoir.


Queer Professors from the Working Class

Author: Kenneth Oldfield,Richard Greggory Johnson III

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791476383

Category: Education

Page: 254

View: 7835

First collection of essays by queer scholars with working-class backgrounds.


How to Bounce Back when the Going Gets Tough!

Author: Frederic F. Flach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886330955

Category: Self-Help

Page: 234

View: 7177

There's no escaping stress. It appears on our doorstep uninvited in the shattering forms of death and divorce, or even in the pleasant experiences of promotion, marriage or a long-held wish fulfilled. Dr. Flach reveals the remarkable antidote to the destructive qualities of stress: resilience.


Author: Shane Kinsey

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617775711

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

View: 9254

Evil's coldness sapped warmth from Denise Tyler's heart. The file's contents mocked her while the dagger of exposure wrenched her soul. The couple paragraphs on the second page revealed scum below the level of Jeremy Guerdon's pretense. How could she have believed his lies? Nothing prepared Denise Tyler for the discovery of her fiance's secret: Jeremy Guerdon makes his living killing people, and she's next on the list. She hurriedly packs a bag and flees his New Jersey home to her parents' home in Knoxville, Tennessee, before he can find out. At home, Denise's father, the successful pharmaceutical entrepreneur Clifton Tyler, seeks the rights to market a new drug reputed to eradicate the effects of exposure to chemicals used in biological warfare. The drug's creator, Daniel Baker, is a former professional athlete turned physician working for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. When he shares a limo ride with Denise, he unwittingly becomes victim to Jeremy's plan to destroy Denise. Jeremy has tracked Denise down and plans to kill her and anyone who gets in his way. After Denise and Daniel survive a botched hit-and-run that Jeremy masterminded, the two are forced into a world of unimaginable danger and sabotage. The danger reaches its peak when Denise unknowingly consumes a chocolate laced with a powerful chemical that nearly shuts down her central nervous system. Combined with Denise's preexisting disease, sarcoidosis, it's sure to lead to death. Will Daniel be able to save the woman he's come to love? Or will Jeremy have the vengeance he desires? Find out in Shane Kinsey's second novel, Resilience. Shane Kinsey works for a national consulting firm in the field of forensic medicine and pathology. His specialties are blood spatter analysis and recovery of human skeletal remains. He is a certified Police Officer's Standard Training instructor and was part of the development team for Quincy, a software program designed for coroners and medical examiners. He lives in Georgia with his wife, Sharon."


Faith, Focus, Triumph

Author: Alonzo Mourning,Dan Wetzel

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345509722

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 2129

Resilience. It’s not just the title of Alonzo Mourning’s stirring memoir; it’s the stuff he’s made of. Whether petitioning himself into foster care as an eleven-year-old, tirelessly studying his way onto the dean’s list at Georgetown University, making it as an all-star center in the NBA, or returning to peak form after organ-transplant surgery, Mourning has shown enormous inner strength. His faith, his determination, and his courage are what have driven and sustained him throughout his extraordinary life. In 2000, Mourning was on top of the world: He had a fat new contract, an Olympic gold medal, and a second beautiful child–all that and the fame and wealth he had earned playing the game he loved. But in September of that year, he was diagnosed with a rare and fatal kidney disease. Over the next couple of years, as his health faltered, he retired, unretired, and retired again–and sought to make sense of the rest of his life. Finally in 2003, after a frantic search for a donor match, Mourning had a new kidney and a new outlook. He vowed to make this second chance count by dedicating his life to others. He resolved that he would consider the disease a blessing, a revelation of God’s plan for him. Although he battled his way back to the NBA, winning a championship with the Miami Heat in 2006, Mourning believed that the most important and fulfilling part of his life still lay ahead. Basketball, it turned out, was just the vehicle that would allow him to devote his talents and energies to a greater cause. Alonzo Mourning’s return to basketball glory, already familiar to sports fans and non-sports fans alike, has inspired millions of patients suffering from kidney disease and living with dialysis, as well as organ donors around the world. By sharing his experiences of the physical, emotional, and spiritual roller coaster of illness and recovery, Mourning hopes to deliver a message of faith and fire, hurdles and hope, trust and triumph. Resilience is a story about the meaningful everyday lessons that he longs to share and about the things that truly matter in life. From the Hardcover edition.


How your inner strength can set you free from the past

Author: Boris Cyrulnik

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932864

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 9184

Many of us experience pain in our childhoods, and young people face trauma all over the world. How is it possible to recover? Do those abused always go on to hurt others? This incredible bestseller has overturned the way we view trauma, by showing how the extraordinary power of resilience can heal damaged lives. Renowned psychoanalyst Boris Cyrulnik has dealt with many young victims of distress and he relates stories of children who have been abused, orphaned, fought in wars and escaped genocide, yet who have not only survived, but grown in the face of adversity. By the way we deal with our memories and emotions, he shows, we can reshape our lives and transform pain into something stronger - just as a grain of sand in an oyster becomes a pearl. Resilience is not just about resisting; it is about learning to live. This life-changing book points the way towards hope and happiness.

The Woman's Book of Resilience

12 Qualities to Cultivate

Author: Beth Miller

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 9781609257453

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 8164

Beginning years ago with her work with women in grief, Beth Miller has helped hundreds of people in her therapeutic practice to learn to be resilient and survive life crises to become deeper, more powerful, and authentic human beings. Packed with information and exercises, The Woman's Book of Resilience is a smart, often funny, book that can help any woman thrive amid life's ups and downs. When we cultivate resilience, we mine the awful, or merely annoying, experiences in life to find meaning and purpose. The Woman's Book of Resilience is an accessible, practical guide to bouncing back. "We know that resiliency reigns because we survive to tell our tales of misfortune, trauma, abuse. Indeed, we are built to be able to go to the edge of life and come back with heart and soul elevated... We are built to be resilient, to be able to take sure and steady steps over rocky terrain." Miller offers 12 qualities that help women develop and learn resilience. Readers learn to:1. Admit and embrace vulnerability2. Practice and increase the ability to connect3. Find manageable parts of the problem4. Discover their needs and get them met5. Recognize their gifts and talents6. Develop the ability to say no and set limits and boundaries7. Practice transforming resentment and forgiving8. Use their sense of humor9. Use the power of staying and leaving10. Find meaning in crisis11. Endure suffering through crisis12. Stand alone Each of the twelve is a chapter with case histories, stories, and plenty of try this, this, or this--exercises to turn to again and again. With a foreword by June Singer.


Author: Kevin Grove

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317340000

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 4210

Is resilience simply a fad, or is it a new way of thinking about human–environment relations, and the governance of these relations, that has real staying power? Is resilience a dangerous, depoliticizing concept that neuters incipient political activity, or the key to more empowering, emancipatory, and participatory forms of environmental management? Resilience offers an advanced introduction to these debates. It provides students with a detailed review of how the concept emerged from a small corner of ecology to critically challenge conventional environmental management practices, and radicalize how we can think about and manage social and ecological change. But Resilience also situates this new style of thought and management within a particular historical and geographical context. It traces the roots of resilience to the cybernetically-influenced behavioral science of Herbert Simon, the neoliberal political economic theory of new institutional economics, the pragmatist philosophy of John Dewey, and the modernist design aesthetic of the Bauhaus school. These diverse roots are what distinguish resilience approaches from other ways of studying human-environment relations. Resilience thinking recalibrates the study of social and environmental change around a will to design, a drive or desire to synthesize diverse forms of knowledge and develop collaborative, cross-boundary solutions to complex problems. In contrast to the modes of analysis and critique found in geography and cognate disciplines, resilience approaches strive to pragmatically transform human–environment relations in ways that will produce more sustainable futures for complex social and ecological systems. In providing a road map to debates over resilience that brings together research from geography, anthropology, sociology, international relations, and philosophy, this book gives readers the conceptual and theoretical tools necessary to engage with political and ethical questions about how we can and should live together in an increasingly interconnected and unpredictable world.


The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges

Author: Steven Southwick,Dennis Charney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108441661

Category: Medical

Page: 250

View: 9186

This inspiring book presents ten factors to help anyone become stronger and more resilient to life's challenges.

Resilience for Today

Gaining Strength from Adversity

Author: Edith Henderson Grotberg

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275979843

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

View: 7803

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.


The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change

Author: Zinta Zommers,Keith Alverson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012811892X

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 7989

In Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change leading experts analyze and question ongoing adaptation interventions. Contributions span different disciplinary perspectives, from law to engineering, and cover different regions from Africa to the Pacific. Chapters assess the need for adaptation, highlighting climate change impacts such as sea level rise, increases in temperature, changing hydrological variability, and threats to food security. The book then discusses the state of global legislation and means of tracking progress. It reviews ways to build resilience in a range of contexts— from the Arctic, to small island states, to urban areas, across food and energy systems. Critical tools for adaptation planning are highlighted - from social capital and ethics, to decision support systems, to innovative finance and risk transfer mechanisms. Controversies related to geoengineering and migration are also discussed. This book is an indispensable resource for scientists, practitioners, and policy makers working in climate change adaptation, sustainable development, ecosystem management, and urban planning. Provides a summary of tools and methods used in adaptation including recent innovations Includes chapters from a diverse range of authors from academic institutions, humanitarian organizations, and the United Nations Evaluates adaptation options, highlighting gaps in knowledge where further research or new tools are needed


Personal Skills for Effective Learning

Author: Annie Greeff

Publisher: Crown House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781904424376

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 5692

Focuses on the promotion of self-esteem, emotional development, and interpersonal skills to enhance learning ability.

Resilience and Development

Positive Life Adaptations

Author: Meyer D. Glantz,Jeannette L. Johnson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306461234

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

View: 7545

Leading experts review the research on resilience and represent the diverse perspectives and opinions found among both scientists and practitioners in the field. Although the chapters are written to the standards expected by researchers, they are equally useful for program developers and others in applied fields seeking science-based information on the topic. This book is a unique resource in keeping with the growing interest in resilience both in research and interventions.

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: 5787

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.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Lichtenstein Creative Media

ISBN: 1932479872


Page: N.A

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Resilience and Vulnerability

Adaptation in the Context of Childhood Adversities

Author: Suniya S. Luthar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521001618

Category: Medical

Page: 574

View: 8189

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: 1341

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.