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Allen & Unwin, 2003 - 296 pages
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This work explores resilience, one of the most important and intriguing characteristics affecting human wellbeing. In western societies scant attention has been paid to exploring how and why some people and some communities are better able to cope with adversity and risk than others. Anne Deveson addresses the nature of resilience, whether it can be learned, its many components, what inhibits resilience and why some people/communities are more resilient than others. individuals and groups of people to feel they can cope, to encourage a different ethos amongst the shapers of law and policy, and to encourage the establishment of programmes to develop resiliency models for young people.

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User Review  - LovingLit - LibraryThing

I read this book about 8 years ago now. I read it the first time as I had read the authors account of her son's journey with the mental illness Schizophrenia (Tell me I'm Here). It was very touching ... Read full review


User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

Anne Deveson is, as she acknowledges, perfectly qualified to write a book on resilience. The author of Tell Me Im Here, her bestselling memoir about her son Jonathons struggle with schizophrenia ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Anne Deveson is a writer, broadcaster and documentary film-maker whose work in mental health and other social justice issues has won wide recognition, and who has a proven ability to engage a wide general audience with serious issues. The Foundation for Young Australians has provided some support for the writing of this book.

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