Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children

  • Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers
  • Mark D. Weist

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers, Mark D. Weist
      Pages 3-11
    3. R. Fox Vernon
      Pages 13-26
    4. Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers
      Pages 27-41
  3. Promoting Resilience in Diverse Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Teresa LaFromboise, Lisa Medoff
      Pages 45-63
    3. Rafael Art. Javier, Alina Camacho-Gingerich
      Pages 65-81
    4. Grace Wong
      Pages 99-111
    5. Edith G. Arrington, Melvin N. Wilson
      Pages 113-125
    6. Hawthorne E. Smith, Adeyinka M. Akinsulure-Smith
      Pages 127-140
  4. Areas of Special Need

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers, Olga Acosta, Mark D. Weist
      Pages 143-159
    3. Kimberly T. Kendziora, David M. Osher
      Pages 177-195
    4. Sharon Hoover Stephan, Stephen Mathur, Celeste C. Owens
      Pages 217-232
    5. Michael E. Faran, Mark D. Weist, Diane A. Faran, Stephen M. Morris
      Pages 233-246
  5. Promising Resilience-Promoting Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Peter A. Wyman, Wendi Cross, Jason Barry
      Pages 249-266
    3. Richard De Lisi
      Pages 267-281
    4. Celeste C. Owens, Tanya N. Bryant, Sylvia S. Huntley, Elizabeth Moore, Tom Sloane, Alvin Hathaway et al.
      Pages 283-296
    5. Elizabeth Mullett, Steven W. Evans, Mark D. Weist
      Pages 297-309
    6. Mickey C. Melendez, Saundra Tomlinson-Clarke
      Pages 311-325
    7. Jennifer Axelrod, Robert Burke, Joanne Cashman, Steven Evans, James Koller, Edwin Morris et al.
      Pages 327-342
    8. Charles G. Curie, Paul J. Brounstein, Nancy J. Davis
      Pages 343-359
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-377

About this book


Children live in a world of ever-increasing stress factors, including global terrorism, pervasive exposure to violence, increasing substance use, and economic and social instability. To help them maneuver successfully through such a challenging world to adulthood, community-based resilience interventions are becoming more important than ever. Currently, resilience-based interventions are expanding to examine not only the internal strengths children and adolescents bring to a variety of situations, but also to explore how to leverage community and family resources in the context of a culturally diverse world.

Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children reviews a variety of innovative approaches and actions that can be used at the community level to promote resilience in children and adolescents. Key themes throughout the book focus on how to:

Shift the paradigm from illness to strengths and health.

Assess and improve environments to minimize harmful influences and increase protection.

Adapt to and build on strengths of cultural and linguistic variation in an increasingly diverse society.

Move toward collaborative approaches that involve youth, families, schools, and community members who partner at all levels of program conception, implementation, evaluation, and improvement.

For researchers, clinicians, and students, Community Planning to Foster Resilience in Children will be an essential tool in their efforts to promote the health and success of youth.


development education health promotion violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Caroline S. Clauss-Ehlers
    • 1
  • Mark D. Weist
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationRutgers, The State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA
  2. 2.University of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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