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Nan Henderson, M.S.W., Ph.D. Editor (with Bonnie Benard & Nancy Sharp-Light).
Foreword by Peter Benson, Ph.D., President of Search Institute.
A one of a kind resource to guide every aspect of fostering resiliency in children, youth, families and communities.
Contents include: The Foundations of Resiliency; Resiliency and Schools; Resiliency and Communities; Creating Connections: Mentoring, Support and Peer Programs; Resiliency and Youth
(including Asset) Development; Resiliency in Families; and Resiliency and the Brain.
Each section is filled with easy-to-understand research reports and ways that the research is being applied. The “must have” book for school, agencies, and community organizations as they meet the challenges of the next decade.
“Bursting with new ideas, exemplars of best practices…and interviews with individuals – leaders and pioneers in the field – who have been doing resiliency work for years. Ahead of the curve.”
– Dennis Saleeby, Ph.D., University of Kansas, Editor of The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice
“This is the bible for our work!”
– Barbara Keller, Executive Director, Suffolk Coalition to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Dependencies, Happauge NY
“A resource that changes hearts and minds.”
– Brenda Holben, Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator, Cherry Creek Schools, CO