Advancing the Measurement of Collective Community Capacity to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience – Children and Youth Services Review

Highlights Communities throughout the United States and in other countries are organizing themselves to learn about and develop strategies to prevent and mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and facilitate statewide learning and dialogue on these topics. To help these communities measure their collective community capacity and progress towards addressing ACEs and increasing resilience, a survey … [Read More] Advancing the Measurement of Collective Community Capacity to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience – Children and Youth Services Review

Migration Experience, Resilience and Depression: A study of Iranian immigrants living in Australia – International Journal of Culture and Mental Health

ABSTRACT The challenges of migration can jeopardize mental health, but also can provide opportunities for growth. This study investigated the association between levels of depression and socio-demographic and migration variables, and the role of resilience as a mediator between these features. A cross-sectional study was conducted of 182 Iranian immigrants living across Australia who completed … [Read More] Migration Experience, Resilience and Depression: A study of Iranian immigrants living in Australia – International Journal of Culture and Mental Health

Who’s at Risk? Expanding the categorical understanding of children at risk of social exclusion through measures of self-esteem – Nordic Social Work Research

ABSTRACT A strong focus on early intervention involves broad categories by which to assess children at risk of social marginalisation. Most of these categories relate to family characteristics and qualities. In this article, we explore social vulnerability from children’s perspectives and consider whether their self-esteem provides evidence for risk of social marginalisation, here understood as … [Read More] Who’s at Risk? Expanding the categorical understanding of children at risk of social exclusion through measures of self-esteem – Nordic Social Work Research

Brotherhood in the News: Cate Blanchett, Quentin Bryce, Hossein and the Hope Project – Daily Review November 12, 2016

Extract Hossein, an asylum seeker from Iran, is not your typical Melbourne barista. And Cate Blanchett is not your usual coffee customer. Amid a divisive debate on refugees, the two had a moment of human connection when Blanchett was in Melbourne recently to help the anti-poverty group the Brotherhood of St Laurence launch a book … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Cate Blanchett, Quentin Bryce, Hossein and the Hope Project – Daily Review November 12, 2016

Child Development & Emotion Regulation – A selection of articles form various sources

A selection of articles form various sources The ability model of emotional intelligence: Principles and updates / JD Mayer, DR Caruso, P Salovey – Emotion Review, 2016 — … research attention and that have been directly related to emotionally intelligent reasoning … We suspect that the three intelligences themselves—emotional, personal, and social—may … at three … [Read More] Child Development & Emotion Regulation – A selection of articles form various sources

7 Ways to Calm a Young Brain in Trauma – Edutopia

Extract from an article by  Dr. Lori Desautels A Past Marked by Tragedy and Trauma Max is one of my sixth-grade students. He meanders into the classroom each day carrying in a past filled with tragedy. His mother was murdered last spring and his father almost exactly a year before her. Now living with his alcoholic … [Read More] 7 Ways to Calm a Young Brain in Trauma – Edutopia

Boyer Lectures: Give every child the best start

The 57th Boyer Lecture Series: Over four lectures and four weeks, the World Medical Association president, professor Sir Michael Marmot, explores the challenges communities face in solving issues of health inequality. In this episode, ep. two, Professor Sir Michael Marmot explains how the good and bad things that happen in early childhood set the stage … [Read More] Boyer Lectures: Give every child the best start

The Effects of the MORE Wisdom Resources on Spousal Caregivers’ Life Satisfaction: An application of the resilience model – Clinical Gerontologist.

ABSTRACT Objectives: Models of resilience suggest that psychosocial resources and their interactions facilitate resilience while experiencing life challenges of caregiving. The MORE wisdom resources (sense of Mastery, Openness to experience, Reflective attitude, and Emotion regulation) have been suggested as possible personal resources of resilience that predict positive health outcomes of caregivers. Applying a model of … [Read More] The Effects of the MORE Wisdom Resources on Spousal Caregivers’ Life Satisfaction: An application of the resilience model – Clinical Gerontologist.

The Team of Life: A narrative approach to building resilience in UK school children – Educational & Child Psychology

ABSTRACT Concern about children and young people’s mental health is high on the UK national agenda. Access to specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is perceived as problematic due to high thresholds, clinic-based service delivery and associated stigma. Schools and youth work contexts present alternative and more accessible settings for early intervention and preventative work … [Read More] The Team of Life: A narrative approach to building resilience in UK school children – Educational & Child Psychology

Childhood Trauma : Developmental pathways and implications for the classroom – Australian Council for Educational Research

ABSTRACT New understandings in developmental and neuroscience research have challenged popular ideas about trauma exposure and brain development during childhood. There is a general misconception that children are more resilient than adults to the effects of trauma and will ‘outgrow’ traumatic experiences (Lieberman & Knorr, 2007). However, these ideas are incorrect and are not supported … [Read More] Childhood Trauma : Developmental pathways and implications for the classroom – Australian Council for Educational Research

The State of Victoria’s Children Report 2013-14: A report on resilience and vulnerability within Victoria’s children and young people – Victorian Government

The Victorian Government has today released the State of Victoria’s Children report, highlighting the need to reduce the impact of disadvantage on children and young people’s education. The 2013-14 report found disadvantage in Victorian communities often lead to difficulties in a child’s education. The former Liberal Government failed to release a report since 2012. This … [Read More] The State of Victoria’s Children Report 2013-14: A report on resilience and vulnerability within Victoria’s children and young people – Victorian Government

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