By John W. Reich PhD, Alex J. Zautra PhD, John Stuart Hall PhD

The 1st publication to maneuver past youth and youth to discover procedures of resilience around the lifespan, this state of the art quantity synthesizes the simplest present learn within the box. individuals provide a entire exam of resilience at a number of degrees of study, from genetic and physiological components via person, relatives, and group strategies.   Compelling themes comprise: *Whether resilience is healthier understood as a trait, a dynamic developmental technique, an end result, or the entire above. *How resilience intersects with healthiness and wellbeing and fitness around the grownup lifestyles cycle. *Cross-cultural concerns in conceptualization and dimension. *Ways to augment grownup resilience, together with reports of exemplary courses.

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Just as some individuals appear more resilient than others, similar variation in resilience capacity has been found among communities (Chaskin, Brown, Venkatesh, & Vidal, 2001; Pelling, 2003; Vale & Campanella, 2005), with some communities better able to maintain healthy growth and development, and to respond to stressors such as economic downturns or natural disasters. This general finding raises profoundly important questions about the nature of the relationship between individual and community resilience, and the community role in crafting deeper wells of resilience.

The seniors are provided a way to participate meaningfully in bettering the lives of children in their community. In turn, the children have a surrogate, caring grandparent, who watches over them during part of the school day. Success is measured by markers of well-being among the seniors, as well as retention rates of the children in high school. Saint Luke’s Health Initiatives (2008), a public foundation in Phoenix, Arizona, has launched a 5-year, multimillion-dollar program that blends the authors’ resilience model with strength-based community development as a key to resilience (Kretzmann & McKnight, 1993).

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