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Resilience and Vulnerability: Adaptation in the Context of Childhood Adversities

Resilience and Vulnerability: Adaptation in the Context of Childhood Adversities

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Suniya Luthar
Cambridge University Press, 3/23/2010
EAN 9780521001618, ISBN10: 0521001617

Paperback, 608 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.9 cm
Language: English

Integrated in this book are contributions from leading scientists who have each studied children's adjustment across risks common in contemporary society. Chapters in the first half of the book focus on risks emanating from the family; chapters in the second half focus on risks stemming from the wider community. All contributors have explicitly addressed a common set of core themes, including the criteria they used to judge 'resilience' within particular risk settings, the major factors that predict resilience in these settings; the limits to resilience (vulnerabilities coexisting with manifest success); and directions for interventions. In the concluding chapter, the editor integrates evidence presented through all preceding chapters to distill (a) substantive considerations for future research, and (b) salient directions for interventions and social policies, based on accumulated research knowledge.

1. A resilience framework for research, policy, and practice
contributions from Project Competence Ann S. Masten and Jenifer L. Powell
Part I. Familial Adversities
Parental Psychopathology and Family Processes
2. Young children with mentally ill parents
resilient developmental systems Ronald Seifer
3. Risk and protective factors for children of depressed parents Constance Hammen
4. Resilience and vulnerability among sons of alcoholics
relationship to developmental outcomes between early childhood and adolescence Robert A. Zucker, Maria W. Wong, Leon I. Puttler, and Hiram E. Fitzgerald
5. Maternal drug abuse versus other psychological disturbances
risks and resilience among children Suniya S. Luthar, Karen D'Avanzo and Sarah Hites
6. Resilience to childhood adversity
results of a 21 year study David M. Fergusson and L. John Horwood
7. Sequelae of child maltreatment
vulnerability and resilience Kerry E. Bolger and Charlotte J. Patterson
8. Risk and resilience in children coping with their parents' divorce and remarriage E. Mavis Hetherington and Anne Mitchell Elmore
9. Correlational and experimental study of resilience for children of divorce and parentally bereaved children Irwin Sandler, Sharlene Wolchik, Caroline Davis, Rachel Haine and Tim Ayers
Part II. Exosystemic and Sociodemographic Risks
10. Rethinking resilience
a developmental process perspective Tuppett M. Yates, Byron Egeland and L. Alan Sroufe
11. Poverty and early childhood adjustment Elizabeth B. Owens and Daniel S. Shaw
12. Emerging perspectives on context-specificity of children's adaptation and resilience
evidence from a decade of research with urban children in adversity Peter A. Wyman
13. Holistic, contextual perspectives on risk, protection, and competence among low-income urban adolescents Edward Seidman and Sara Pedersen
14. Overcoming the odds? Adolescent development in the context of urban poverty Ana Mari Cauce, Angela Stewart, Melanie Domenech Rodriguez, Bryan Cochran, and Joshua Ginzler
15. Adaptation among youth facing multiple risks
prospective research findings Arnold Sameroff, Leslie Gutman and Steve C. Peck
16. Positive adaptation among youth exposed to community violence Deborah Gorman-Smith and Patrick H. Tolan
17. Perceived discrimination and resilience Laura A. Szalacha, Sumru Erkut, Cynthia García Coll, Jacqueline P. Fields, Odette Alarcón and Ineke Ceder
18. Promoting resilience through early childhood intervention Arthur J. Reynolds and Suh-Ruu Ou
Part III. Commentaries
19. Toward building a better brain
neurobehavioral outcomes, mechanisms, and processes of environmental enrichment John W. Curtis and Charles A. Nelson
20. Genetic influences on risk and protection
implications for understanding resilience Michael Rutter
21. Resilience and vulnerability
an integrative review Suniya S. Luthar and Laurel Bidwell Zelazo.