Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience Book

Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience


  • Author : Darlyne G. Nemeth
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-14
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128039137

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Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience Excerpt :

Resilience is a biopsychosocial phenomenon—it encompasses personal, interpersonal, and community experiences. Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience reviews the current research and details differing levels and approaches to resilience. On a microlevel, this book specifies how to develop appropriate coping strategies, maintain cognitive flexibility, and identify, label, and share feelings before acting upon them. On a macrolevel, it defines and explores environmental resilience, social resilience, community resilience, and family resilience. It focuses on the importance of family, community, and spiritual bonds, in order to share experiences and enhance posttraumatic healing. The need to be firmly grounded in today, while learning from yesterday, in order to cope with the requirements of tomorrow is the primary emphasis of this book. Explores aspects of resilience within the individual, community, and environment Outlines critical factors that allow people to not just survive, but to thrive Addresses the crucial role of the family in the development of resilience Reflects upon the helping professional's need to achieve and maintain resilience

Neighborhood Resilience and Urban Conflict Book

Neighborhood Resilience and Urban Conflict


  • Author : Karina V. Korostelina
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-10-22
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000465952

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Neighborhood Resilience and Urban Conflict Excerpt :

This book explores the resilience in urban neighborhoods affected by chronic conflict and violence, developing a new model for improving resilience policies. The neighborhood resilience approach is an inclusive form of building positive resilience, which recognizes that local communities possess valuable skills and experience of dealing with crises, and prioritizes the agency of local communities in the production of knowledge and developing practices. The book identifies and describes the repertoire of neighborhood resilience practices organized in four clusters: (1) addressing the structure of conflict; (2) increasing the effectiveness of external resources; (3) enhancing the community capacities; and (4) reflecting the dynamics of identity and power in neighborhoods. One of the key findings of the book is the nonlinear connections between structure and dynamics of conflict and neighborhood resilience practices represented in the Four Loops Model. The concentration on community-based practices addresses macro-level critiques of neo-liberalism in critical resilience studies and encourages rethinking the ways community-based indicators might operate in combination with existing macro indicators of resilience. The bottom-up indicators provide more specific details and essential localized experiences for improving resilience policies at the national level. This book will be of much interest to students of conflict resolution, resilience, urban studies, and US politics.

The Sustainability Mindset Principles Book

The Sustainability Mindset Principles


  • Author : Isabel Rimanoczy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000204841

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The Sustainability Mindset Principles Excerpt :

As we increase our awareness of the planetary challenges and how they intersect with the discipline or profession we choose to focus on, we have put our attention on the external forces and impacts. What remains untouched however is the set of beliefs, values, assumptions, mental processes, and paradigms that we hold and share: our mindset. But how do we change a mindset? This book is the first to introduce the 12 Principles for a Sustainability Mindset, presenting educators with a framework that makes it easy to include them into teaching plans and lessons of any discipline. Written in a very clear and practical way, the book provides examples, checklists, tips, and tools for professionals and educators. It transforms the development of a much-needed mindset for sustainability into an accessible, fun and intuitive task. The book is written with educators from a variety of disciplines in mind, including but not limited to management educators, coaches, and trainers. No other book comes close to providing such a well-organized and solid way of starting to shift our mindsets in the direction of sustainability.

Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience Book

Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience


  • Author : Darlyne G. Nemeth
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 0128038519

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Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience Excerpt :

Resilience is a biopsychosocial phenomenon-it encompasses personal, interpersonal, and community experiences. Innovative Approaches to Individual and Community Resilience reviews the current research and details differing levels and approaches to resilience. On a microlevel, this book specifies how to develop appropriate coping strategies, maintain cognitive flexibility, and identify, label, and share feelings before acting upon them. On a macrolevel, it defines and explores environmental resilience, social resilience, community resilience, and family resilience. It focuses on the importance of family, community, and spiritual bonds, in order to share experiences and enhance posttraumatic healing. The need to be firmly grounded in today, while learning from yesterday, in order to cope with the requirements of tomorrow is the primary emphasis of this book. Explores aspects of resilience within the individual, community, and environment Outlines critical factors that allow people to not just survive, but to thrive Addresses the crucial role of the family in the development of resilience Reflects upon the helping professional's need to achieve and maintain resilience

Sustainable Urbanism in China Book

Sustainable Urbanism in China


  • Author : Ali Cheshmehzangi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-08-16
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000410488

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Sustainable Urbanism in China Excerpt :

Sustainable Urbanism in China explores the notion of "Sustainable Urbanism" by considering the role sustainable neighborhood planning plays in the larger picture of sustainable urbanism and suggests innovations and best practices that are either developed or adopted by China. These are narrated as lessons learnt for other countries where we see similar trends of development patterns or emerging practices. Through various explorations of challenges, paradigms, and innovations of urban sustainability, this book highlights how planning, policy, and design are forming and reforming in the context of China. These are offered through a set of guidelines and pathways for urban sustainability at the scale of neighborhoods/communities or districts in a wider context of urban environments, as well as strategies for planners, developers, policy makers, and educators in the field of the built environment. Through a comprehensive overview of urban sustainability practices in China, this book investigates 12 case study projects. These comprehensive explorations should in turn help construct the future directions of China’s sustainable urban development and provide innovative pathways of sustainable urbanism in China and around the globe.

Building Rural Community Resilience Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship Book

Building Rural Community Resilience Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship


  • Author : Charlie French
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-02-28
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000538465

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Building Rural Community Resilience Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship Excerpt :

Drawing from empirical analyses, case studies, and a synthesis of best practices, this book explores how innovation manifests itself in rural places and how it contributes to entrepreneurial development and resilience. Innovation in rural places may come about as a result of new forms of collaboration; policies that leverage rural assets and address critical service or product gaps; novel strategies for accessing financial capital; infusion of arts into aspects of community life; and cultivation of networks that bridge entrepreneurs, organizations, and institutions. The chapters illustrate how a number of innovation-related characteristics relate to economic vibrancy in rural places such as a strong connection to the arts, adaptive and sustainable use of natural resources, value-chain integrated food systems, robust bridging social capital networks, creative leveraging of technology, and presence of innovation-focused entrepreneurs. Through exploration of these and other topics, this book will provide insights and best practices for rural community and economic development scholars and practitioners seeking to strengthen the rural innovation ecosystem.

Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs Book

Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs


  • Author : Michael Ungar
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-14
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000082616

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Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs Excerpt :

This new edition of Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs provides detailed descriptions of techniques, ample case studies, fascinating and easy to understand explanations of research, and rich stories of how social workers, psychologists, counselors, child and youth care workers, and other mental health professionals can help young people become more resilient. Fully updated and including new discussions of trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), resilience, genetic susceptibility to stress, the impact of migration and natural disasters on families, and much more, Dr. Ungar shows why we need to work just as hard changing the environments that surround children as we do changing children themselves. Building on lessons learned from clinical, community and residential settings, Dr. Ungar discusses a shortlist of 20 essential skills that can enhance the effectiveness of frontline mental health services without relying on expensive, resource heavy programs. Along with descriptions of the skills necessary to talk with clients about the factors that put their mental health at risk, Working with Children and Youth with Complex Needs presents systemic practices clinicians can use in their everyday work to help their clients transform their worlds and improve their access to the resources they need to succeed. Chapters present a variety of practical strategies that clinicians can use to enhance and sustain the therapeutic value of their work, including engaging with children's extended family; addressing issues of community violence, racism and homophobia; and helping parents and teachers understand (and change) childrens' maladaptive coping strategies. A series of videos accompanies the text to help readers see the skills that are discussed being applied to real-life situations mental health professionals and their community allies encounter.

Integrated Care for the Traumatized Book

Integrated Care for the Traumatized


  • Author : Ilene A. Serlin
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2019-07-12
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538121399

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Integrated Care for the Traumatized Excerpt :

Integrated Care for the Traumatized puts forth a model for the future of behavioral health focused on health care integration and the importance of the Whole Person Approach (WPA) in guiding the integration.

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia Book

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia


  • Author : Rajib Shaw
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release Date : 2016-01-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128023778

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Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia Excerpt :

Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia presents the latest information on the intensity and frequency of disasters. Specifically, the fact that, in urban areas, more than 50% of the world's population is living on just 2% of the land surface, with most of these cities located in Asia and developing countries that have high vulnerability and intensification. The book offers an in-depth and multidisciplinary approach to reducing the impact of disasters by examining specific evidence from events in these areas that can be used to develop best practices and increase urban resilience worldwide. As urban resilience is largely a function of resilient and resourceful citizens, building cities which are more resilient internally and externally can lead to more productive economic returns. In an era of rapid urbanization and increasing disaster risks and vulnerabilities in Asian cities, Urban Disasters and Resilience in Asia is an invaluable tool for policy makers, researchers, and practitioners working in both public and private sectors. Explores a broad range of aspects of disaster and urban resiliency, including environmental, economic, architectural, and engineering factors Bridges the gap between urban resilience and rural areas and community building Provides evidence-based data that can lead to improved disaster resiliency in urban Asia Focuses on Asian cities, some of the most densely populated areas on the planet, where disasters are particularly devastating

Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropsychologically Compromised Children Book

Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropsychologically Compromised Children


  • Author : Darlyne G. Nemeth
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128195451

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Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropsychologically Compromised Children Excerpt :

Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropsychologically Compromised Children: Understanding Clinical Applications Post Luria and Reitan defines what executive functions are, discusses differences in executive functioning between normative children and those with special education needs, identifies how best to perform neuropsychological assessments of executive function using both qualitative and quantitative measures, and presents the best treatment interventions for improvement. The book makes special note of the contributions of A.R. Luria, from Russia, and Ralph M. Reitan, from the US as the "fathers" of modern neuropsychology to help readers understand current advances in theory and clinical applications relating to executive function. Describes executive functioning in normative and special needs children Outlines the contributions of Luria and Reitan, relating them to current developments in executive function Integrates qualitative and quantitative assessment measures Covers ADHD and executive functioning Includes children of all ages through teens

Community Resilience Book

Community Resilience


  • Author : Alonzo L. Plough
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 9780197559383

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Community Resilience Excerpt :

Community Resilience: Equitable Practices for an Uncertain Future presents a rich body of research findings, enlivened by stories of lived experience, to reflect on the current attitudes and policies that prevent health equity. It offers concrete action points for improving community resilience and potential pathways for more equitable public health research in the future.

Disastrous Preaching Book

Disastrous Preaching


  • Author : Jeff Stanfill
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2022-03-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9781666732191

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After one’s community has experienced an earthquake, a wildfire, a tsunami, a hurricane, a tornado outbreak, or any other natural environmental disaster, there are differences and challenges to preaching that were not present the Sunday before. This book orients preachers to those differences and challenges. It contains accessible research from natural disaster experts to give an understanding of how individuals and communities are impacted by a natural disaster. Basic biblical building blocks are provided for developing one’s own scriptural view of the event and all that follows a disaster. It is filled with coaching from pastors that have already preached in the aftermath of a natural environmental disaster, making this a very practical resource.

Happiness and Well Being in Chinese Societies Book

Happiness and Well Being in Chinese Societies


  • Author : Chau-kiu Cheung
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000365139

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Happiness and Well Being in Chinese Societies Excerpt :

This book addresses the sustainability of happiness and well-being in Chinese societies. It starts by introducing the various conceptions of well-being, particularly in the Chinese sociocultural context. The book then proceeds with the examination of the sustainability of well-being by scrutinizing the effects of sociocultural, contextual, and personal factors on well-being. The contextual factors are the aggregates or averages of personal factors at the contextual levels of the regions and colleges in Mainland China, its special administrative region, and Taiwan. These factors cover personality traits, strengths, orientations, beliefs, values, and idolizing. By bringing together empirical studies and theoretical perspectives applied to Chinese societies, this book offers researchers in social science and humanities a valuable reference work on happiness and well-being in Chinese societies.

50 Years of Community Development Vol II Book

50 Years of Community Development Vol II


  • Author : Norman Walzer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000208733

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50 Years of Community Development Vol II Excerpt :

This 50th anniversary publication provides a comprehensive history of community development. Beginning in 1970 with the advent of the Community Development Society and its journal shortly thereafter, Community Development, the editors have placed the chapters in major themed areas or issues pertinent to both research and practice of community development. The evolution of community development as an area of scholarship and application, and the subsequent founding of the discipline, is vital to capture. At the 50-year mark, it is particularly relevant to revisit issues that reoccur throughout the last five decades and look at approaches to addressing them. These include issues and themes around equity and inclusion, collective impact, leadership and policy development, as well as resilience and sustainability. Community change over time has much to teach us, and this set will provide a foundation for fostering understanding of the history of community development and its focus on community change. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Community Development.

Community Empowerment  Sustainable Cities  and Transformative Economies Book

Community Empowerment Sustainable Cities and Transformative Economies


  • Author : Taha Chaiechi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-01-12
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 699
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811652608

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Community Empowerment Sustainable Cities and Transformative Economies Excerpt :

This edited volume presents the conference papers from the 1st International Conference on Business, Economics, Management, and Sustainability (BEMAS), organized by the Centre for International Trade and Business in Asia (CITBA) at James Cook University. This book argues that the orthodox methods of external risks, climate change adaptation plans, and sustainable economic growth in cities are no longer adequate. These methods, so far, have not only ignored the ongoing structural changes associated with economic development but also failed to account for evolving industries’ composition and the emergence of new comparative advantages and skills. Specifically, this book looks at the vulnerable communities and exposed areas, particularly in urban areas, that tend to experience higher susceptibility to external risks (such as climate change, natural disasters, and public health emergencies) have been largely ignored in incremental adaptation plans. Vulnerable communities and areas not only require different adaptive responses to climate risk but also possess unlocked adaptive capacity that can motivate different patterns of sustainable development to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda. It is essential, therefore, to view transformative growth and fundamental reorientation of economic resources as integral parts of the solution. Social disorganisation and vulnerability are other undesired outcomes of the unpredictable and widespread external economic shocks. This is due to a sudden and tough competition between members of society to acquire precious resources, most of which may be depleted during unprecedented events such as natural disasters or pandemics resulting in an even more chaotic and disorganised conditions.