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Selected documents:

(Note: this is not a definitive list on the topic of resilience)

  • Developing resilience at every stage of a young person's life
    PDF document
    from Mission Australia (December 2004) a snapshot of youth aged 6-16 years and their families. It outlines evidence about brain development and key points of effective intervention, and highlights the importance of developing resilience at every stage of a young person's life.
  • Young adolescents displaying resilient and non-resilient behaviour: Insights from a qualitative study - can schools make a difference?
    by Sue Howard and Bruce Johnson (University of South Australia)
    Australian Association for Research in Education conference papers http://www.redi.gov.au/Search/ViewResource.asp?rid=544
  • How to succeed with developing resilience, by Jen Allen, Michele Murray and Kelli Simmons. (2005) ISBN: 1863667768
    This is a teacher's resource that explores a range of strategies for developing resilience in learners of all ages. Contact: Curriculum Corporation.
  • Psychological resilience in disadvantaged youth: a critical overview, by J. Harvey and P Delfabbro, Australian Psychologist, v.39, no.1, Mar 2004: pp.(3)-13.
  • Broadening social networks for girls and particularly for boys: Outcomes of a coping skills program, by N. L. Smith, E. Frydenberg, and C. Poole, C Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v.13, no.1, 2003: pp.22-35.
  • The immediate and long-term impact of trauma on children and young people: The implications of placement in detention centres for recovery from trauma and development of resilience, by A. Chauvin, in: 'Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australia: Issues of Mental Health and Wellbeing', edited by Diane Barnes. (2003): pp.40-54.
  • The ACE [Adolescents Coping with Emotions] program: Working with schools to promote emotional health and prevent depression, by N. Kowalenko, A. Wignall, R.M Rapee, J. Simmons, K. Whitefield, and R. Stonehouse, Youth Studies Australia, v.21, no.2, June 2002: pp.23-30.
  • Robert Blum, Robert, 2002, Reducing the risk: Factors that improve the outcomes in the lives of young people: Presentation by Prof. Robert Blum, University of Minnesota, to the AUSYOUTH National Provider Reference Group, Melbourne, March 2002, on the factors that contribute to positive youth development outcomes. (Available as a PDF document from the AUSYOUTH web site at http://www.ausyouth.on.net, now online at: the source web site.)
  • Rural resilience: Youth 'making a life' in regions of high unemployment, by Joan Abbott-Chapman
    Youth Studies Australia, 2001, v.20, n.3, pp.26-31.
  • Youth resilience in foreign lands, by N. Dusevic, Youth Suicide Prevention Bulletin, no.5, Feb 2001: pp.14-17.
    Bungy jumping through the ups and downs of life, by A. Fuller, AQ, Journal of Contemporary Analysis, v.72, no.1, Feb-Mar 2000: pp.25-27.
  • Investing in community: Building capacity in culturally diverse communities to enhance resilience in young people and their families, by B. Mudaly
    Youth Studies Australia, 1999, v.18, n.4, pp.40-48.
  • Apfel, R. & Simon, B. 1996, Minefields in their hearts: The mental health of children in war and communal violence, Yale University Press, ISBN 0300065701.
  • Youth subcultures and resistance: Desperately seeking solutions, by M. McFadden, in: Youth subcultures: Theory, history and the Australian experience (1993), pp. (151)-156.
  • Adolescent resilience: the potential impact of personal development in schools, by B. Raphael, Beverley (Paper presented at the 5th Australian Rotary Health Research Fund International Conference, 1992: Australian National University) in: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, v.29, supp.1, Dec 1993: pp.31-36.
  • Health issues for Aboriginal youth: Social and cultural factors associated with resilience by M. Brady (Paper presented at the 5th Australian Rotary Health Research Fund International Conference, 1992: Australian National University) in: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, v.29, supp.1, Dec 1993: pp.56-59.
  • Anthony, E.J. & Cohler, B.J. (eds )1987, The invulnerable child, Guilford Press, ISBN 0898622271.
  • Gilligan, R. 1997, Beyond permanence: The importance of resilience in child placement practice and planning, Adoption and fostering v. 21, n.1, pp.12-20. See also also Robbie Gilligan's list of publications on resilience and related topics on the web. (Adoption and fostering is the quarterly journal of British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering.)
  • Haggerty, R.J., Sherrod, L.R., Garmezy, N. & Rutter, M. (eds), 1996, Stress, risk, and resilience in children and adolescents: Processes, mechanisms, and interventions, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521576628.
  • Hyland, J. 1995, 'The resilience factor', Child Care Forum, v.4, July, p.14ff.
  • Joseph, J.M. & Redlener, I. 1994, The resilient child : Preparing today's youth for tomorrow's world, Insight Books, ISBN 0306446464.
  • Katz, M., 1997, On playing a poor hand well : Insights from the lives of those who have overcome childhood risks and adversities, W.W. Norton & Company, ISBN 0393702324.
  • McKay, A. 1999, 'Resilient kids', Child & Youth Care, v.17,n.3. (Child & Youth Care is a journal for all who work with troubled children and youth at risk, published by the National Association of Child Care Workers, South Africa, ISSN 0258-8927)
  • Rutter, M. 1993, 'Resilience: Some conceptual considerations', Journal of Adolescent Health, v.14, n.8, pp.626-31. (33 references) Michael Rutter discusses resilience and gives an overview of research and ideas about resilience (the ability to "escape" damage from serious adversarial experiences). He reviews the study of resilience, discusses resilience and exposure to risk, and explores its possible origins and summarises current knowledge about protective processes.
  • Seligman, M.E.P. 1998, Learned optimism, Pocket Books, ISBN 0671019112.
  • Seligman, M.E.P., Reivich, K., Jaycox, L. & Gillham, J. 1996, The Optimistic Child, Harperperennial Library, ISBN 0060977094.
  • Werner, E.E. & Smith, R.S. 1992, Overcoming the Odds : High-risk children from birth to adulthood, Cornell University Press, ISBN 0801480183.