Resilience Practice

The book begins with an overview and introduction to resilience thinking and then takes the reader through the process of describing systems, assessing their resilience, and intervening as appropriate.

Resilience Practice

Author: Brian Walker

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610912314

Page: 240

View: 954

In 2006, Resilience Thinking addressed an essential question: As the natural systems that sustain us are subjected to shock after shock, how much can they take and still deliver the services we need from them? This idea caught the attention of both the scientific community and the general public. In Resilience Practice, authors Brian Walker and David Salt take the notion of resilience one step further, applying resilience thinking to real-world situations and exploring how systems can be managed to promote and sustain resilience. The book begins with an overview and introduction to resilience thinking and then takes the reader through the process of describing systems, assessing their resilience, and intervening as appropriate. Following each chapter is a case study of a different type of social-ecological system and how resilience makes a difference to that system in practice. The final chapters explore resilience in other arenas, including on a global scale. Resilience Practice will help people with an interest in the “coping capacity” of systems—from farms and catchments to regions and nations—to better understand how resilience thinking can be put into practice. It offers an easy-to-read but scientifically robust guide through the real-world application of the concept of resilience and is a must read for anyone concerned with the management of systems at any scale.

Building Resilience Through Contemplative Practice

Washington, DC: Island Press, 2002. Notes 1 See Walker and Salt, Resilience
Thinking, 2006, Walker and Salt, Resilience Practice, 2012, Tidball and Krasny,
Greening in the Red Zone, 2014, Krasny and Tidball, 2015. 2 Holling, Gunderson
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Building Resilience Through Contemplative Practice

Author: Bobbi Patterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042960341X

Page: 184

View: 485

Recasting burnout as a crucial phase of service, Building Resilience Through Contemplative Practice uses real-world case studies to teach professionals and volunteers unique skills for cultivating resilience. Viewing service and burnout as interdependent throughout phases of stability, collapse, reorganization, and exploitation, the book uniquely combines elements of adaptive resilience theory with contemplative practices and pedagogies. Drawing on the author’s extensive experience working at the intersection of service and contemplative practices, this is the first book to demonstrate how and why professionals and volunteers can reframe burnout as an opportunity for resilience-building service. User-friendly case studies provide tools, skills, and exercises for reconstructive next steps. Chapters address personal, group, and structural levels of service and burnout. Illuminating the link between adaptive resilience and burnout as a normal and useful phase of service, Building Resilience Through Contemplative Practice is a necessary resource for professionals and volunteers across a wide range of service settings.

Inside Out

By enquiring deeply into who you are and how you operate, you can discover much better ways to live and be. This is the practice of resilience - learning to be calm, energized, engaged, focused and in flow.

Inside Out

Author: Dr Sven Hansen

Publisher: Oratia Media

ISBN: 9780473306892

Page: 279

View: 141

Inside-Out is written to counter fear. By enquiring deeply into who you are and how you operate, you can discover much better ways to live and be. This is the practice of resilience - learning to be calm, energized, engaged, focused and in flow. We can all learn to be more resilient. Each of the practices described are soundly based on evidence and deliver results. Some steps such as sorting out sleep, nutrition and exercise are easier to understand and harder to perfect. Other steps such as coherence, positivity and meditation will be more complex to understand, yet can be surprisingly rewarding to initiate.

Smart Resilient and Transition Cities

21.4 RESILIENCE PRACTICES OBSERVATORY 177 The Observatory has as its
overall strategic objective the capacity building of territorial subjects to enhance
resilience, considering all territorial entities, institutions, and communities ...

Smart  Resilient and Transition Cities

Author: Adriana Galderisi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0128114789

Page: 320

View: 288

Smart, Resilient and Transition Cities: Emerging Approaches and Tools for Climate-Sensitive Urban Development starts with a presentation of three widespread Urban Metaphors, which are gaining increasing attention from urban planners and decision-makers: Smart City, Resilient City and Transition Towns, being all of them focused on the need for enhancing cities’ capacities to cope with the multiple and heterogeneous challenges threatening contemporary cities and their future development and, above all, with climate issues. Then, the Authors provide an overview of current large-scale and urban strategies to counterbalance climate change so far undertaken in different geographical contexts (Europe, United States, China, Africa and Australia), shedding light on the different approaches, on the different weights assigned to mitigation and adaptation issues as well as on the main barriers hindering their effectiveness and translation into measurable outcomes. Opportunities and criticalities arising from the rich, ‘sprawled’ and ‘blurred’ landscape of current strategies and initiatives in the face of climate change pave the way to a discussion on the lessons learnt from current initiatives and provide new hints for developing integrated climate strategies, capable to guide planners and decision makers towards a climate sensitive urban development Smart, Resilient and Transition Cities: Emerging Approaches and Tools for Climate-Sensitive Urban Development merges a scientific approach with a pragmatic one. Through a case study approach, the Authors explore strengths and weaknesses of institutional and informal practices to foreshadow innovative paths for an adaptive process of urban governance in the face of climate change. The book guides the reader along new governance paths, characterized by continuous learning and close cooperation and communication among different actors and stakeholders and, in so doing, helps them to overcome current ‘siloed’ approaches to climate issues. Links resilience, smart growth, low-carbon urbanism, climate-friendly cities, sustainable development and transition cities, being all these concepts crucial to improve effective climate policies Includes a number of case studies showing how cities, different in size, geographical, cultural and economic contexts are currently dealing with climate issues, grasping synergies and commonalities arising from current institutional practices and transition initiatives Provides strategic and operative guidelines to overcome barriers and critical issues emerging from current practices, promoting cross-sectoral approaches to counterbalance climate change

Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry

See also questions practice. See appreciative resilience practice principles (
agreement), 146, 150–51 privilege social construction, 28 problems: challenging
leaders on a daily basis, 130–31; focusing on what is working instead of only on,
 ...

Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry

Author: Joan McArthur-Blair

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523082569

Page: 240

View: 350

Building Resilience with Appreciative Inquiry A Leadership Journey through Hope, Despair, and Forgiveness As a leader, you have work that is complex, full of ups and downs. Your ability to be resilient—to pick yourself up after setbacks and keep on going no matter the challenges—is critical not only to successful leadership but also to fostering teams, generating collaboration, and igniting your organization. In this breakthrough book, veteran consultants Joan McArthur-Blair and Jeanie Cockell show that Appreciative Inquiry can be an invaluable tool to build that resilience. Appreciative Inquiry is a time-tested, highly effective, and widely used change method that emphasizes identifying what's working well in a system and building on those strengths. Originating in the 1980s, it's been responsible for dramatic results in every conceivable type of organization. Using the authors' Appreciative Resilience model, leaders can use AI to increase their ability to weather the storms they'll inevitably face and come out stronger. A profoundly practical guide, this book features first-person accounts from leaders in all kinds of settings and situations describing how they've used AI concepts to increase their resilience, as well as a detailed description of the exercises and practices the authors use in their Appreciative Resilience Workshop. McArthur-Blair and Cockell believe that the core of resilience is the interplay among despair, hope, and forgiveness. Every leader experiences despair in those moments when there is no clear path forward. Maintaining hope that a better future is possible enables leaders to keep going. And forgiveness, of one's own shortcomings and those of others, helps leaders move from despair to hope. AI's focus on the best of what is and using that to generate the future makes it a particularly powerful aid and ally on this journey.

Prospects for Resilience

Thus, even as universal definition of resilience is elusive (and perhaps
unnecessary), a consensus on the attributes of resilient urban systems,
communities, and SESs is emerging. What Is Resilience Practice? The term
resilience is no longer ...

Prospects for Resilience

Author: Eric W. Sanderson

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610917332

Page: 286

View: 333

Given the realities of climate change and sea-level rise, coastal cities around the world are struggling with questions of resilience. Resilience, at its core, is about desirable states of the urban social-ecological system and working to sustain those states in an uncertain and tumultuous future. How do physical conditions, ecological processes, social objectives, human politics, and history shape the prospects for resilience? Most books set out "the answer." This book sets out a process of grappling with holistic resilience from multiple perspectives, drawing on the insights and experiences of more than fifty scholars and practitioners working together to make Jamaica Bay in New York City an example for the world. Ranging from a framework for understanding resilience practice in urban watersheds to essential tools for research and practice, Prospects for Resilience is filled with information and advice for scientists, urban planners, students, and others who are working to create more resilient cities that work with, not against, nature.

Theory Practice in Clinical Social Work

Practice. Applications. of. a. Family. Resilience. Framework. A family resilience
practice approach aims to strengthen family capacities to overcome adversity. It
addresses symptoms of distress and family functioning in the context of serious ...

Theory   Practice in Clinical Social Work

Author: Jerrold R. Brandell

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483305678

Page: 880

View: 760

This thoroughly updated resource is the only comprehensive anthology addressing frameworks for treatment, therapeutic modalities, and specialized clinical issues, themes, and dilemmas encountered in clinical social work practice. Editor Jerrold R. Brandell and other leading figures in the field present carefully devised methods, models, and techniques for responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele. Key Features Coverage of the most commonly used theoretical frameworks and systems in social work practice Entirely new chapters devoted to clinical responses to terrorism and natural disasters, clinical case management, neurobiological theory, cross-cultural clinical practice, and research on clinical practice Completely revised chapters on psychopharmacology, dynamic approaches to brief and time-limited clinical social work, and clinical practice with gay men Content on the evidentiary base for clinical practice New, detailed clinical illustrations in many chapters offering valuable information about therapeutic process dimensions and the use of specialized methods and clinical techniques

Empowerment Strategies for Nurses Second Edition

There is something in this book for everyone.” Score: 96, 4 stars. —DOODY’S MEDICAL REVIEWS This unique resource will help nurses overcome stressors and challenges when—and even before— they arise.

Empowerment Strategies for Nurses  Second Edition

Author: Dr. Margaret McAllister, EdD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826167926

Page: 278

View: 908

Praise for the First Edition: “This is a very practical and easy to read book with many strategies to help new nurses adapt to the stressors of the workplace. It is filled with thought-provoking stories and activities that can foster confidence in tackling workplace issues as well as self-care activities to enhance wholeness and well-being....There is something in this book for everyone.” Score: 96, 4 stars. —DOODY’S MEDICAL REVIEWS This unique resource will help nurses overcome stressors and challenges when—and even before— they arise. Featuring seven new chapters and a multitude of new authors, the second edition reflects the latest research on resilience and well-being and applies it specifically to nursing professionals. The book describes a diverse range of proactive and preventive approaches nurses can harness in a variety of healthcare contexts. These strategies help develop strength, flexibility, and the determination to adapt to professional challenges that may at first seem daunting. Strategies are presented to conquer self-defeating thoughts, connect with positive peers, and emulate positive leadership attributes. Chapters present first-hand accounts of “resilience in action” and extensive examples that showcase evidence-based resilience strategies, along with discussion questions, creative thinking exercises, and application activities. New to the Second Edition: Strategies for adapting to constant change Managing moral and ethical distress Developing effective and creative solutions for global health challenges Restoring resilience, health, and well-being after adversity New leadership dynamics Moving out of one’s comfort zone for personal and professional growth Key Features: Includes activities that encourage readers to develop resilience capabilities as team leaders, team members, and change agents Highlights psychological and social resilience strategies Includes discussion questions and creative thinking exercises Supplemental instructor’s manual and PowerPoints included

Developing Resilience for Social Work Practice

It has also been recognized that increasing workloads are likely to undermine
opportunities to use reflective practice to enhance resilience and performance (
Laming and Commons, 2009). Moreover, the danger of failing to acknowledge
and ...

Developing Resilience for Social Work Practice

Author: Louise Grant

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113730250X

Page: 232

View: 952

The term 'resilience' refers to a person's capacity to handle difficulties, demands and pressure without experiencing negative effects. Traditionally, social work has focused on the nature and impact of resilience in children and adults who have experienced traumatic events, but it is increasingly recognised that social workers need to develop personal resilience to manage the emotional demands of the job effectively and sustainably. Developing Resilience for Social Work Practice provides social workers with a tool-box of strategies to help them enhance their resilience and protect their wellbeing. Written by experienced practitioners in the field, the book draws on key research to present a series of evidence-based interventions. These strategies are designed to help social work students and practitioners develop important qualities that underpin resilience, such as self-awareness, time management, relaxation skills and empathy as well enable them to gain support from their personal and professional networks. Grounded in both theory and practice, each chapter explores how the various resilience techniques can be applied to help social workers manage the complexities and challenges they face in everyday practice. The use of relevant and engaging case studies throughout is particularly useful in bringing the book to life for the reader.

Resilience Engineering in Practice

Resilience engineering depends on four abilities: the ability a) to respond to what happens, b) to monitor critical developments, c) to anticipate future threats and opportunities, and d) to learn from past experience - successes as well as ...

Resilience Engineering in Practice

Author: Professor Erik Hollnagel

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472420748

Page: 362

View: 459

Resilience engineering depends on four abilities: the ability a) to respond to what happens, b) to monitor critical developments, c) to anticipate future threats and opportunities, and d) to learn from past experience - successes as well as failures. They

Resilience Engineering in Practice Volume 2

Chapter 8 A Case Study of Challenges Facing the Design of Resilient Socio-
technical Systems Alexander Cedergren Introduction In the general sense of the
word, resilience refers to the ability to withstand and recover from various types of
 ...

Resilience Engineering in Practice  Volume 2

Author: Dr Christopher P Nemeth

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472425170

Page: 248

View: 887

This is the fifth book published within the Ashgate Studies in Resilience Engineering series. The first volume introduced resilience engineering broadly. The second and third volumes established the research foundation for the real-world applications that then were described in the fourth volume: Resilience Engineering in Practice. The current volume continues this development by focusing on the role of resilience in the development of solutions. Since its inception, the development of resilience engineering as a concept and a field of practice has insisted on expanding the scope from a preoccupation with failure to include also the acceptable everyday functioning of a system or an organisation. The preoccupation with failures and adverse outcomes focuses on situations where something goes wrong and the tries to keep the number of such events and their (adverse) outcomes as low as possible. The aim of resilience engineering and of this volume is to describe how safety can change from being protective to become productive and increase the number of things that go right by improving the resilience of the system.

Computer Safety Reliability and Security

If computer systems are to be designed to foster resilient performance it is
important to be able to identify contributors to resilience. The emerging practice of
Resilience Engineering has identified that people are still a primary source of ...

Computer Safety  Reliability  and Security

Author: Michael Douglas Harrison

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540876979

Page: 456

View: 798

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability, and Security, SAFECOMP 2008, held in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, in September 2008. The 32 revised full papers presented together with 3 keynote papers and a panel session were carefully reviewed and selected from 115 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on software dependability, resilience, fault tolerance, security, safety cases, formal methods, dependability modelling, as well as security and dependability.

Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations

(2011) published an extensive report focused on ways to facilitate the
development of resilience in the U.S. military. Findings included the presence of
intrinsic factors that promote resilience in an individual along with extrinsic factors
that ...

Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations

Author: Alex Gitterman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231537018

Page: 896

View: 634

When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, populations that struggle with chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected problems become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration. Yet despite numerous risk factors, a large number of vulnerable people do live happy and productive lives. This best-selling handbook examines not only risk and vulnerability factors in disadvantaged populations but also resilience and protective strategies for managing and overcoming adversity. This third edition reflects new demographic data, research findings, and theoretical developments and accounts for changing economic and political realities, including immigration and health care policy reforms. Contributors have expanded their essays to include practice with individuals, families, and groups, and new chapters consider working with military members and their families, victims and survivors of terrorism and torture, bullied children, and young men of color.

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics Volume 32 2012

A Family Resilience Practice Approach A resilience-oriented approach to
practice, grounded in developmental systemic principles, engages elders
collaboratively, affirms their personhood, and focuses on their strengths,
resources, and ...

Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Volume 32  2012

Author: Bert Hayslip, Jr., PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610875X

Page: 300

View: 308

"This collection is a timely and excellent contribution to the study of resilience and the field of gerontology."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics provides a comprehensive examination of critical issues on resilience in a variety of life domains central to the well-being of older persons. It examines the role of resilience in determining adjustment and function in the domains of health, grief and bereavement, physical activity and functioning, spirituality, work, retirement, intellectual/cognitive functioning, coping with life events, care giving, and mental health interventions. The first section of the book addresses such domains of resilience as immunological function, stress and mood disorders, emotional and cognitive resilience, adjustment to cultural and environmental changes, and spirituality. Section two is concerned with practical applications of resilience. A developmental family perspective is used to examine differences in adaptation to age-related challenges. The role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation is discussed as is adaptive coping in regard to loss and trauma. The text also explores resilience in regard to career management, retirement, and volunteerism, considers resilience as a component of health in regard to public policy, and examines exemplary public health programs and policies and the relationship of resilience to health care finance. Also addressed is resilience in caregiving as a mutually beneficial process, clinical interventions that enhance resilience, and resilience from a lifespan developmental perspective. Key Features: Synthesizes the best current research in the field, with direct practice implications Addresses resilience in regard to immunological function, emotional and cognitive resilience, and spirituality Explores the role of resilience in geriatric rehabilitation, career management and retirement, person-environ fit, and public health and policy Examines directions for future research and resilience-oriented interventions

Reshaping Theory in Contemporary Social Work

A resilience-oriented approach to practice focuses on the future potential, striving
for the best while also preparing for the worst, to prevent problems and avert
crises. As families strengthen bonds and build competencies, they are better able
to ...

Reshaping Theory in Contemporary Social Work

Author: William Borden

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231519338

Page: 304

View: 457

William Borden's persuasive collection of original essays reaffirms the place of theory in social work practice, showing how different theoretical models, therapeutic languages, and modes of intervention strengthen eclectic and integrative approaches to psychosocial intervention. A distinguished group of scholars and practitioners examine emerging developments in cognitive theory, psychodynamic thought, resilience research and family therapy, psychobiography and narrative perspectives, and conceptions of place and environment in psychosocial intervention. They introduce integrative frameworks for intervention and examine a series of crucial issues in the field, including the role of theory in evidence-based practice, the development of practice wisdom, and the ways in which conceptions of love, acceptance, and social justice influence theorizing and practice. The contributors to this volume, each one carefully selected, reaffirm the framing perspectives and core values of the social work profession and identify fundamental challenges and tasks in developing theory and practice. Exploring contemporary yet no less essential concerns, they reflect the richness and creativity of theorizing in our time.

Ecosystems of Resilience Practices

The book is divided into three sections: Section one investigates the contribution this kind of resilience approach could have on sustainable development goals as related to climate change.

Ecosystems of Resilience Practices

Author: Angela Colucci

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128191989

Page: 350

View: 404

Ecosystems of Resilience Practices: Contributions for Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation focuses on resilience in action by exploring and providing approaches, perspectives, toolboxes and theoretical discourses for the improvement and enhancement of territorial and community resilience practices towards sustainability and climate change mitigation/adaptation. The book is divided into three sections: Section one investigates the contribution this kind of resilience approach could have on sustainable development goals as related to climate change. It also includes other environmental challenges such as ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change. Chapters dedicated to exploring the issues for a renovated governance of territorial transformation processes are included. Section two focuses on the eco-systems of resilience practices characterization, including discourses on international networking of transitions initiatives. Section three presents operative guidelines, instruments and proposals for the resilience practices "stabilization", "blooming" and "up scaling", aiming at a more effective and consistent contribution of resilience practices in reaching sustainability, adaptation goals and scenarios at local and global scales. Ecosystems of Resilience Practices: Contributions for Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation develops a set of tools and design criteria to support the dissemination of resilience practices. This new toolset will support the expansion and reinforcement of resilience practices and the building of solutions related to climate change. Focuses on resilience practices, including effective transformation processes providing an overview of practices goals, sectors and solutions to problems raised Includes toolboxes and solutions showing the reader a systematic and stable approach moving from a conceptual framework to actual practice Presents a multilevel and multidisciplinary approach, allowing the reader to understand how to integrate and reconnect discourses on risk management, climate change, social and economic innovation and creative innovation

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design

The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today’s urban environments more resilient.

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design

Author: S.T.A. Pickett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400753411

Page: 499

View: 210

The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today’s urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of complex systems to adapt to changing conditions, is a key frontier in ecological research and is especially relevant in creative urban design, as urban areas exemplify complex systems. With something approaching half of the world’s population now residing in coastal urban zones, many of which are vulnerable both to floods originating inland and rising sea levels, making urban areas more robust in the face of environmental threats must be a policy ambition of the highest priority. The complexity of urban areas results from their spatial heterogeneity, their intertwined material and energy fluxes, and the integration of social and natural processes. All of these features can be altered by intentional planning and design. The complex, integrated suite of urban structures and processes together affect the adaptive resilience of urban systems, but also presupposes that planners can intervene in positive ways. As examples accumulate of linkage between sustainability and building/landscape design, such as the Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park and Toronto’s Lower Don River area, this book unites the ideas, data, and insights of ecologists and related scientists with those of urban designers. It aims to integrate a formerly atomized dialog to help both disciplines promote urban resilience.

Community Engagement Organization and Development for Public Health Practice

Resilience As part of the lexicon of various disciplines (e.g., computer science,
ecology, economics, engineering, geography, health, physical science,
psychology, sociology), resilience is defined differently depending on context and
purpose.

Community Engagement  Organization  and Development for Public Health Practice

Author: Frederick Murphy, MSPHyg, MPIA

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108024

Page: 380

View: 762

In this practical text, public health students and practitioners will learn the fundamentals of applying community engagement, organization, and development principles to create successful community public health campaigns. Emphasizing nontraditional approaches and partnerships, and the need to readjust traditional strategies, it discusses organization and development methods optimal for public health practice, including public health ethics, faith-based initiatives in community health, community assessment and measurement methods, coalition building, frameworks for developing health policy, and more. This textbook addresses work in at-risk and diverse communities, and stresses the impact of urban change on the community engagement, organization, and development process. It also discusses the methodologies and theoretical frameworks underlying successful community organizing and development. The multidisciplinary public health scholars and practitioners contributing to this work identify the skills required to both analyze the health and health care delivery challenges of underserved communities, and to understand the social, cultural, environmental, and economic determinants of health and illness. The book includes a wealth of practical approaches and case studies drawn from the authors' real-life experiences in developing successful community health campaigns. PowerPoint slides and case study exercises for each chapter accompany the text for instructor's use Key Features: Disseminates the fundamentals of applying community engagement, organization, and development principles to community public health campaigns Provides real-life examples of methods and strategies used in engaging, organizing, and empowering community residents Discusses community organization approaches and the methodologies and frameworks underlying them Emphasizes the impact of urban change on the future of community organization and development process Written and edited by contributors with a wealth of practical and academic experience

The Social Ecology of Resilience

Situating resilience in developmental contexts. Fostering recovery, sustainability, and growth in traumatized communities. Resources that promote resilient parenting. Children with disabilities and the supportive school.

The Social Ecology of Resilience

Author: Michael Ungar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461405863

Page: 463

View: 850

More than two decades after Michael Rutter (1987) published his summary of protective processes associated with resilience, researchers continue to report definitional ambiguity in how to define and operationalize positive development under adversity. The problem has been partially the result of a dominant view of resilience as something individuals have, rather than as a process that families, schools,communities and governments facilitate. Because resilience is related to the presence of social risk factors, there is a need for an ecological interpretation of the construct that acknowledges the importance of people’s interactions with their environments. The Social Ecology of Resilience provides evidence for this ecological understanding of resilience in ways that help to resolve both definition and measurement problems.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Chapter 32 Fostering the Future: Resilience Theory and the Practice of Positive
Psychologya Tuppett M. Yates Ann S. Masten More than 30 years ago,
investigators studying children in highrisk environments observed that many
children ...

Positive Psychology in Practice

Author: P. Alex Linley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118428900

Page: 792

View: 215

A thorough and up-to-date guide to putting positive psychology into practice From the Foreword: "This volume is the cutting edge of positive psychology and the emblem of its future." -Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Authentic Happiness Positive psychology is an exciting new orientation in the field, going beyond psychology's traditional focus on illness and pathology to look at areas like well-being and fulfillment. While the larger question of optimal human functioning is hardly new - Aristotle addressed it in his treatises on eudaimonia - positive psychology offers a common language on this subject to professionals working in a variety of subdisciplines and practices. Applicable in many settings and relevant for individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies, positive psychology is a genuinely integrative approach to professional practice. Positive Psychology in Practice fills the need for a broad, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference for this burgeoning new perspective. Cutting across traditional lines of thinking in psychology, this resource bridges theory, research, and applications to offer valuable information to a wide range of professionals and students in the social and behavioral sciences. A group of major international contributors covers: The applied positive psychology perspective Historical and philosophical foundations Values and choices in pursuit of the good life Lifestyle practices for health and well-being Methods and processes for teaching and learning Positive psychology at work The best and most thorough treatment of this cutting-edge discipline, Positive Psychology in Practice is an essential resource for understanding this important new theory and applying its principles to all areas of professional practice.