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Title: Resilient Youth in a Violent World: New Perspectives and Practices
Editor(s): M A Welch
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 98
Sponsoring Agency: Harvard Graduate School of Education Collaborative for School Counseling and Support Services
Cambridge, MA 02138
Metropolitan Life Foundation
New York, NY 10010
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph presents the proceedings of an institute that explored some aspects of children's capacity for resilience in the face of violence and trauma.
Abstract: The institute was attended by school counselors, psychologists, social workers, teachers, health educators, and administrators. This monograph consists of edited transcripts presented in the order in which they were delivered. Some presenters shared perspectives about the development of resilience in families, clinical work, the American culture, and the school setting. Several described specific interventions that have attempted to foster the development of self-awareness and social skills, as well as create new structures for collaborative problemsolving by schools and communities, working together in new ways. One presentation considers individual, family, and cultural factors that influence resilience; and another considers collaboration, prevention, and the nurturing of social skills. Papers that specifically address violence consider its prevalence and some responses, violence-prevention programs in four school systems, the relationship between violence and values, coping with traumatic violence, and violence as a public health emergency. Other papers describe Project Alliance, a law enforcement-school collaboration, and the implementation of school-based mediation programs. A 156-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Child development; Criminology; Psychological victimization effects; Victims of violent crime; Violence; Violence prevention
Note: Proceedings of an institute at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, July 7-12, 1994.
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