Humans are remarkably resilient in the face of crises, traumas, disabilities, attachment losses and ongoing adversities. To date, most research in the field of traumatic stress has focused on neurobiological, psychological and social factors associated with trauma-related psychopathology and deficits in psychosocial functioning. Far less is known about resilience to stress and healthy adaptation to stress and trauma. This book brings together experts from a broad array of scientific fields whose research has focused on adaptive responses to stress. Each of the five sections in the book examines the relevant concepts, spanning from factors that contribute to and promote resilience, to populations and societal systems in which resilience is employed, to specific applications and contexts of resilience and interventions designed to better enhance resilience. This will be suitable for clinicians and researchers who are interested in resilience across the lifespan and in response to a wide variety of stressors.
- Provides the reader with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and integrated understanding of an important and complex field of study
- Addresses resilience from across the lifespan, from childhood to adulthood
- Discusses resilience in the context of different challenges such as bereavement, disasters, combat, rape, terrorism and poverty
Table of Contents
Preface Part I. Pathways to Resilience: 1. Neurobiology of resilience Adriana Feder and Kate Collins 2. Resilience in the face of stress: emotion regulation as a protective factor Allison S. Troy and Iris Mauss 3. Cognitive factors and resilience: how self-efficacy contributes to coping with adversities Charles C. Benight and Roman Cieslak 4. Personality factors in resilience to traumatic stress Mark Miller and Kelly M. Harrington 5. Social ties and resilience in chronic disease Denise Janicki-Deverts and Sheldon Cohen 6. Religious and spiritual factors in resilience Dave W. Foy, Kent D. Drescher and Patricia J. Watson Part II. Resilience Across the Lifespan: 7. Resilience in children and adolescents Ann S. Masten, Amy R. Monn and Laura M. Supkoff 8. Toward a lifespan approach to resilience and potential trauma George A. Bonanno and Anthony D. Mancini 9. Resilience in older adults Diane L. Elmore, Lisa M. Brown and Joan M. Cook Part III. Resilience in Families, Communities, and Societies: 10. Family resilience: a collaborate approach in response to stressful life challenges Froma Walsh 11. Community resilience: concepts, assessment, and implications for intervention Fran H. Norris, Kathleen Sherrieb and Betty Pfefferbaum 12. Trauma, culture and resiliency Carl C. Bell Part IV. Specific Challenges: 13. Loss and grief: the role of individual differences Anthony D. Mancini and George Bonanno 14. Reorienting resilience: adapting resilience for post-disaster research Jennifer Johnson and Sandro Galea 15. Rape and other sexual assault Heidi S. Resnick, Constance Guille, Jenna L. McCauley and Dean G. Kilpatrick 16. The stress continuum model: a military organizational approach to resilience and recovery William P. Nash, Maria Steenkamp, Lauren Conoscenti and Brett Litz 17. Resilience in the face of terrorism: linking resource investment with engagement Stevan E. Hobfoll, Brian Hall, Katie J. Horsey and Brittain E. Lamoureux 18. Resilience in the context of poverty John C. Buckner and Jessica S. Waters 19. Resiliency in persons with serious mental illness Piper S. Meyer and Kim T. Mueser Part V. Training for Resilience 20. Interventions to enhance resilience and resilience-related constructs in adults Steven M. Southwick, Robert H. Pietrzak and Jerry White 21. Childhood resilience: adaptation, mastery and attachment Angie Torres, Steven Southwick and Linda C. Mayes 22. Military mental health training: building resilience Carl Andrew Castro and Amy B. Adler 23. Public health practice and disaster resilience: a framework integrating resilience as a worker protection strategy Dori B. Reissman, Kathleen M. Kowalski-Trakofler and Craig L. Katz Index.