Risk and Resilience in Childhood : An Ecological Perspective

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-02-01
  • Publisher: Natl Assn of Social Workers Pr
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"Literature is replete with stories of children who recover against impossible odds. No less dramatic are real-life accounts in social work case files. But why are some children so resilient when others are not? How can social work practice appropriate these positive forces on behalf of more children? Risk and Resilience in Childhood: An Ecological Perspective, 2nd Edition takes a major leap forward from other social work texts to probe not only risk but resilience and the protective factors that promote positive developmental outcomes. Firmly research based, it bridges the gap between ecological theory and strengths-based practice and provides a foundation for developing case-specific interventions. Building on the concepts and models articulated so expertly in the best-selling first edition, the authors of Risk and Resilience, 2nd Edition introduce a framework and interdisciplinary language for understanding and conceptualizing social and health problems of children and their families. Readers will easily draw implications for practice from its clear and organized presentation. Using an ecological and multisystems perspective, each chapter examines risk and protective factors for specific social problems and disorders in childhood, including drug abuse, school failure, adolescent pregnancy, and delinquency. Risk and Resilience, 2nd Edition is a compelling and rich resource for practitioners, scholars, and educators.Special Features * Summarizes and distills for social work practice the latest research on risk factors for childhood problems. * Devotes a full chapter to suicidal behaviors among youth. * Describes how to tailor interventions on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation."

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments ix
The Ecology of Childhood: A Multisystems Perspective
Mark W. Fraser
Risk and Resilience in Childhood
Mark W. Fraser
Laura D. Kirby
Paul R. Smokowski
Methods in the Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors: Lessons from Epidemiology
James K. Nash
Karen A. Randolph
Child Maltreatment: A Risk and Protective Factor Perspective
Barbara Thomlison
School Failure: An Eco-Interactional Developmental Perspective
Jack M. Richman
Gary L. Bowen
Michael E. Woolley
Developmental Vulnerability in Young Children with Disabilities
Irene Nathan Zipper
Rune J. Simeonsson
Risk and Protective Factors for Alcohol and Other Drug Use in Childhood and Adolescence
Jeffrey M. Jenson
Risk and Protective Factors in the Development of Delinquency and Conduct Disorder
James Herbert Williams
Charles D. Ayers
Richard A. Van Dorn
Michael W. Arthur
Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections among Adolescents
Kathleen A. Rounds
Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Pregnancy: Bases for Effective Intervention
Cynthia Franklin
Jacqueline Corcoran
Mary Beth Harris
Childhood Depression: A Risk Factor Perspective
M. Carlean Gilbert
Suicidality among Youths
Mark J. Macgowan
Risk and Resilience in Childhood: Toward an Evidence-Based Model of Practice
Mark W. Fraser
Maeda J. Galinsky
Index 403(12)
About the Editor 415(2)
About the Contributors 417

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