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Integrated in this book are contributions from leading scientists who have each studied children's adjustment across risks common in contemporary society. Chapters in the first half of the book focus on risks emanating from the family; chapters in the second half focus on risks stemming from the wider community. All contributors have explicitly addressed a common set of core themes, including the criteria they used to judge 'resilience' within particular risk settings, the major factors that predict resilience in these settings; the limits to resilience (vulnerabilities coexisting with manifest success); and directions for interventions. In the concluding chapter, the editor integrates evidence presented through all preceding chapters to distill (a) substantive considerations for future research, and (b) salient directions for interventions and social policies, based on accumulated research knowledge.

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‘… a very comprehensive overview …’.

Source: Journal of Psychological Medicine

'Resilience and Vulnerability is resplendent with insights … Resilience and Vulnerability is an important milestone in the development of the risk and resilience response to the problems experienced by young people. It enhances our understanding of the complexities of behaviour and circumstance while illuminating the necessary focus and quality of intervention efforts.'

Peter Stanley - University of Waikato at Tauranga

'… brings together an extensive range of research material on the highly topical theme of resilience and vulnerability … a comprehensive coverage of the strands of the discussion.'

Source: Journal of Social Policy

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