ERIC Number: ED353666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Using Community-Wide Collaboration To Foster Resiliency in Kids: A Conceptual Framework.
Collaboration as an effective means for developing resiliency in children is examined in this document. The first section summarizes findings of literature on collaboration to develop a new paradigm based on the following features: obtaining community ownership; developing and utilizing people's strengths; and actively engaging children. Collaborators are being challenged not only to improve service delivery, but also to engage youth as resources, strengthen families, and empower communities. The second section describes the resiliency framework, which attempts to build environments that protect youth from succumbing to high-risk behaviors. The framework recognizes the critical roles of all adults in the child's environment, emphasizes improving the environment rather than children's behaviors, and builds on participants' strengths and capacities. The third section demonstrates how the principles of the resiliency framework can improve collaborators' effectiveness. Some tools, models, and programs are highlighted in the fourth section. The appendix provides information on additional tools, guides, and publications. (Contains 25 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Portland, OR.