Nurturing Hidden Resilience in Troubled Youth

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University of Toronto Press, 1 בינו׳ 2004 - 354 עמודים

Michael Ungar's Nurturing Hidden Resilience in Troubled Youth is the first text in its field to examine resilience as a social construct; it offers a comprehensive theory of resilience and a model for the application of this theory to direct practice with high-risk youth in clinical, residential, and community settings.

Ungar's analysis of resilience and approach to intervention focuses on the unique group of youth who are labeled dangerous, deviant, delinquent, and disordered. He explores how these youth discover and maintain well-being through discursive empowerment: using detailed case studies, Ungar finds that high-risk youth explain their problematic behaviours, such as gang affiliations and drug and alcohol use, as strategic ways to compose healthy stories about themselves that bring them experiences of control and acceptance. Unlike most extant literature on risk and resiliency, Ungar's text provides a novel and fresh approach to the resiliency construct and, perhaps more importantly, gives voice to the adolescents themselves.

Timely in subject and original in perspective, Nurturing Hidden Resilience in Troubled Youth challenges what popular media refer to as a 'youth problem.' Ungar offers an alternative approach to troubled youth and suggests that we build upon, rather than resist, their constructions of resilience as a method of effective intervention.

 

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Resilience under Study
36
Progressive Dilemmas in Resilience Research
62
Discursive Resistance and Postmodern Youth
88
From Experiences of Power to Mental Health
127
Constructions of Resilience in OutofHome Placements
171
Professional Interventions to Build Narratives of Resilience
196
Volunteers Guides and Paraprofessionals
257
Mental Health Resilience and Discursive Power
282
Methodology
305
Index
351
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מידע על המחבר (2004)

Michael Ungar is an associate professor at the Maritime School of Social Work at Dalhousie University.

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