Promoting Resilience offers a fresh perspective that views resilience through a sociological lens, emphasizing the significance of loss issues and highlighting a range of practice implications across a wide range of fields.

Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of contributors, the book provides a solid foundation for developing a fuller and more holistic picture of the many challenges associated with promoting resilience. Chapters present a range of sociological perspectives that cast light on trauma and vulnerability. Combining theoretical richness with practical insights, chapter authors bring a sociological lens to enrich understanding of loss and adversity.

This volume offers a bedrock of understanding for students, clinicians, and researchers who want to extend and deepen their knowledge of the sociological aspects of overcoming life challenges.

part I|26 pages

Understanding Resilience

chapter |2 pages

Introduction to Part I

chapter 1|22 pages

Making Sense of Resilience

part II|189 pages

Developing Resilience

chapter 2|6 pages

Resilience in American Indian Communities

Edited ByGerry R. Cox

chapter 3|7 pages

“Yma o Hyd”

Language and Resilience
Edited ByNeil Thompson

chapter 4|6 pages

Community Resilience

Reflections on a Community Response to Tragedy

chapter 5|7 pages

Tragedy and Injustice

chapter 7|6 pages

Violent Crime and Resilience

Edited ByGerry R. Cox

chapter 8|7 pages

Mental Health Problems

Getting to the HEART of Resilience
Edited ByNeil Thompson

chapter 9|6 pages

Alcohol and Drugs

Resilience in Use and Users

chapter 10|7 pages

The Spirit of Resilience Through the Prism of Homelessness

Avoiding Stigma and Labelization

chapter 11|7 pages

Resilience and Poverty

chapter 13|7 pages

“It Takes a Lot of Energy”

Surviving Sexism

chapter 14|6 pages

Family Resilience in Dealing With Grief and Loss

A Sociological Perspective

chapter 16|6 pages

Resilience and Older People

chapter 17|7 pages

Recovering From Childhood Trauma

chapter 18|7 pages

Care Leavers and Resilience

chapter 19|6 pages

The Role of the School

chapter 20|7 pages

Building Resilience in Organizations: A Challenge for Leaders

What Happens If Leaders Get Sick?

chapter 21|6 pages

Resilience at Work

Edited ByNeil Thompson

chapter 23|5 pages

Resilience and Spirituality

A Personal Perspective

chapter 24|6 pages

Resilience Through Meaning Making

Edited ByNeil Thompson

chapter 27|6 pages

The Role of Pastoral Care

chapter 28|6 pages

Promoting Resilience in Social Work

From the “Comfort of Strangers” to Community Empowerment and the “Management of Risk”

chapter 30|7 pages

Compassion and Resilience