ERIC Number: ED436307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Resilience Guide: A Collection of Resources on Resilience in Children and Families.
Cesarone, Bernard, Ed.
This guide offers a collection of resources gathered as part of the effort to create the ResilienceNet Web site on the resilience of children and families. The introduction to the guide describes the partnership between ASSIST INTERNATIONAL, INC. and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education that led to the development of the ResilienceNet Web site. The introduction also offers a definition of resilience. The Selected Readings section of the guide reprints four papers and four ERIC digests on resilience: (1) "A Guide to Promoting Resilience in Children" (Edith H. Grotberg) divides resilience-promoting factors into categories that refer to children's external supports, personal strengths, and interpersonal skills, and explains how certain actions help or hinder the development of resilience; (2) "Developing Resilience in Urban Youth" (Linda F. Winfield) identifies characteristics of resilient children and examines children's experiences during critical transitions; (3) "A Framework for Practice" (Bonnie Benard and Kathy Marshall) discusses a training program for staff who work with children; (4) "Exploring the Dynamics of Resilience in an Elementary School" (Saundra Murray Nettles and Frances P. Robinson) examines the processes of resilience in students at an urban elementary school; (5) "Fostering Resilience in Children" (Bonnie Benard) identifies protective factors that enable children to manifest resilience; (6) "Turning It Around for All Youth" (Bonnie Benard) describes how educators and schools can foster resiliency; (7) "Cultivating Resilience" (Mary Finley) interprets, for application in rural areas, research findings that suggest ways schools and communities can protect children from various threats; and (8) "Violence and Young Children's Development" (Lorraine B. Wallach) examines the developmental consequences for children who are victims or witnesses of violence. The guide then highlights the ResilienceNet Web site and provides an annotated list of Web sites that address resilience. The guide concludes with two annotated bibliographies on the resilience of children and families. (BC)
Descriptors: Children, Coping, Emotional Adjustment, Family Environment, Family (Sociological Unit), Parent Influence, Personality Development, Resilience (Personality), Rural Areas, Teacher Role, Urban Areas, Victims of Crime
ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, 51 Gerty Dr., Champaign, IL 61820-7469. Tel: 800-583-4135 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.; National Parent Information Network, Champaign, IL.