Handbook of Resilience in Children

  • Sam Goldstein
  • Robert B. Brooks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sam Goldstein, Robert B. Brooks
      Pages 3-14
    3. Margaret O’Dougherty Wright, Ann S. Masten, Angela J. Narayan
      Pages 15-37
    4. Howard B. Kaplan
      Pages 39-55
    5. Zhe Wang, Kirby Deater-Deckard
      Pages 57-72
    6. Judith V. Jordan
      Pages 73-86
  3. Environmental Issues

  4. Resilience as a Phenomenon in Childhood Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Sam Goldstein, Richard Rider
      Pages 183-200
    3. Karen Reivich, Jane E. Gillham, Tara M. Chaplin, Martin E. P. Seligman
      Pages 201-214
    4. Wai Chen, Eric Taylor
      Pages 215-237
  5. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Jack A. Naglieri, Paul A. LeBuffe, Katherine M. Ross
      Pages 241-259
    3. Jack A. Naglieri, Paul A. LeBuffe, Valerie B. Shapiro
      Pages 261-272

About this book


Today’s children face a multitude of pressures, from the everyday challenges of life to the increasing threats of poverty, exploitation, and trauma. Central to growing up successfully is learning to deal with stress, endure hardships, and thrive despite adversity. Resilience – the ability to cope with and overcome life’s difficulties – is a quality that can potentially be nurtured in all young people.

The second edition of the Handbook of Resilience in Children updates and expands on its original focus of resilience in children who overcome adversity to include its development in those not considered at risk, leading to better outcomes for all children across the lifespan. Expert contributors examine resilience in relation to environmental stressors, as a phenomenon in child and adolescent disorders, and as a means toward positive adaptation into adulthood. New and revised chapters explore strategies for developing resilience in the family, the therapist’s office, and the school as well as its nurturance in caregivers and teachers.

Topics addressed include:

  • Resilience in maltreated children and adults.
  • Resilience and self-control impairment.
  • Relational resilience in young and adolescent girls.
  • Asset-building as an essential component of treatment.
  • Assessment of social and emotional competencies related to resilience.
  • Building resilience through school bullying prevention programs.
  • Large-scale longitudinal studies on resilience.

The second edition of the Handbook of Resilience in Children is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians, allied practitioners and professionals, and graduate students in school and clinical psychology, education, pediatrics, psychiatry, social work, school counseling, and public health.


Adaptation Adversity Afterschool programs Behavioral disorders Connections Developmental Asset Framework Disruptive disorders Impairment Learning disorders Maltreatment Poverty Psychopathology Resilience Search Institute Socioemotional development Treatment Vulnerability

Editors and affiliations

  • Sam Goldstein
    • 1
  • Robert B. Brooks
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurology, Learning and Behavior CenterSalt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.McLean HospitalHarvard Medical School McLean HospitalBelmontUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3661-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3660-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3661-4
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