Tatyana Barankin, Nazilla Khanlou
Resilience is a much-talked-about topic these days. The view that resilience is an important aspect of mental well-being has been gaining attention among health professionals and researchers. Tatyana Barankin and Nazilla Khanlou draw from the latest research and theoretical developments on resilience in children and youth and present it in a way that is relevant for a diverse audience, including parents, educators, health care providers, daycare workers, coaches, social service providers, policy makers and others.
Among the unique contributions of this book is that the authors consider the development of resilience at three levels. Growing Up Resilient explores the individual, family and environmental risk and protective factors that affect young people’s resilience:
- individual factors: temperament, learning strengths, feelings and emotions, self-concept, ways of thinking, adaptive skills, social skills and physical health
- family factors: attachment, communication, family structure, parent relations, parenting style, sibling relations, parents’ health and support outside the family
- environmental factors: inclusion (gender, culture), social conditions (socio-economic situation, media influences), access (education, health) and involvement.
Tips on how to build resilience in children and youth follow each section. The ability for children and youth to bounce back from today’s stresses is one of the best life skills they can develop. Growing Up Resilient is a must-read for adults who want to increase resilience in the children and youth in their lives.
"Growing Up Resilient ... by Dr. Tatyana Barankin, a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and Nazilla Khanlou, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, is a lesson on how to help kids equip themselves for life’s challenges by giving hands-on tips for raising resilient kids." - Canadian Living Magazine, March 2008
There is also a full review in the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
(November 2009) that is available online
- ISBN 978-0-88868-504-9 • 97 pages • paperback
- $16.95 • published 2007 • product code P5601