Resilience Interventions for Youth in Diverse Populations

  • Sandra Prince-Embury
  • Donald H. Saklofske

Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction and General Issues

  3. Interventions for Schools and Non-Clinical Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Paula M. Barrett, Marita Cooper, Julia Gallegos Guajardo
      Pages 85-108
    3. Cesalie T. Stepney, Gwyne W. White, Kristin Far, Maurice J. Elias
      Pages 109-132
    4. Erin C. Casey, Megan Finsaas, Stephanie M. Carlson, Philip David Zelazo, Barbara Murphy, Frances Durkin et al.
      Pages 133-158
    5. Gabriel Tobin Smith, Paul A. LeBuffe, Deborah Alleyne, Mary Mackrain, Linda Likins
      Pages 159-180
    6. Geraldine V. Oades-Sese, David Cohen, Jedediah W. P. Allen, Michael Lewis
      Pages 181-201
    7. Samuel Y. Song, Jonathon Sikorski, Beth Doll, Meredith Sikorski
      Pages 203-215
    8. Chryse Hatzichristou, Eirini Adamopoulou, Aikaterini Lampropoulou
      Pages 299-325
  4. Interventions for Clinical Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Mary K. Alvord, Brendan A. Rich, Lisa H. Berghorst
      Pages 329-351
    3. Linda Gilmore, Marilyn Campbell, Ian Shochet, Robyn Garland, Tanya Smyth, Clare Roberts et al.
      Pages 353-373
    4. Adam W. McCrimmon, Janine M. Montgomery
      Pages 375-396
    5. Michelle M. Perfect, Sara S. Frye
      Pages 423-446
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 463-475

About this book


Our uncertain times are hard enough for adults to navigate. For all too many young people—even many who appear to possess good coping skills—the challenges may seem overwhelming. More and more, resilience stands as an integral component in prevention programs geared to children and adolescents, whether at risk or not.

Resilience Interventions for Youth in Diverse Populations details successful programs used with children and teens in a wide range of circumstances and conditions, both clinical and non-clinical. New strength-based models clarify the core aspects of resilience and translate them into positive social, health, educational, and emotional outcomes. Program descriptions and case examples cover diverse groups from homeless preschoolers to transgender youth to children with autism spectrum disorders, while interventions are carried out in settings as varied as the classroom and the clinic, the parent group and the playground. This unique collection of studies moves the field toward more consistent and developmentally appropriate application of the science of resilience building.

Among the empirically supported programs featured:

  • Promoting resilience in the foster care system.
  • Developing social competence through a resilience model.
  • Building resilience in young children the Sesame Street way.
  • School-based intervention for resilience in ADHD.
  • Girls Leading Outward: promoting resilience in at-risk middle school girls.
  • Resiliency in youth who have been exposed to violence.

Resilience Interventions for Youth in Diverse Populations is an essential resource for researchers, professionals/practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, social work, educational psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, developmental psychology, and pediatrics.    


Bowen System Theory Principles of resilience Culture, poverty, disaster, trauma and resilience Divorce and resilience Foster care and resilience Joan Sherman Program for Resilient Children Multimedia interventions to promote resilience RSCA Resilience and ADHD Resilience and autism spectrum disorders Resilience and neuropsychological disorders in children Resilience constructs and measurements Resilience in adolescents Resilience in adults Resilience in children Resilience in clinical populations Resilience in nonclinical populations Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents Resilient classrooms School-based interventions Sexual abuse and resilience Social ecological approach to resilience in families Social-emotional well-being in school children Spurwink Mental Health System and community programs Strengths-based resilience interventions

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandra Prince-Embury
    • 1
  • Donald H. Saklofske
    • 2
  1. 1.Resiliency Institute of Allenhurst, LLC.W. AllenhurstUSA
  2. 2.Dept. PsychologyWestern UniversityLondonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0541-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0542-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-5642
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