Resilience in Action

Resilience in Action

An Information and Practice Guide

By: Roberta R. Greene, PhD, Nicole Dubus, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Publication date: 2017
ISBN: 978-0-87101-516-7
Categories: Practice & Policy

Resilience in Action: An Information and Practice Guide examines the methods, practices, and protocols of the resilience ecological stress model (RESM). A metatheory grounded in ecological systems, RESM can be used to help individuals, families, and communities regain the ability to function after calamitous events. The book discusses how to take a resilient approach to work with refugees, adolescent students, military families, individuals belonging to minority groups, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

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Helping professionals are called to aid individuals and communities in times of tragedy and disaster. Effective intervention and treatment often hinge on augmenting the natural resilience of those affected by adverse situations. But what is resilience? How can practitioners recognize, foster, and celebrate resilience in the people that they serve? Resilience in Action: An Information and Practice Guide examines the methods, practices, and protocols of the resilience ecological stress model (RESM). RESM can be used to help individuals, families, and communities regain the ability to function after adverse calamitous events. In this book, Roberta R. Greene and Nicole Dubus demonstrate how to apply RESM's framework with a variety of different service users, including those battling a chronic disease, navigating workplace violence, or coping with the aftereffects of an earthquake. The book also discusses how to take a resilient approach to work with refugees, adolescent students, military families, individuals belonging to minority groups, people with disabilities, and the elderly. Real-life case studies throughout the text further illustrate the components and implementations of RESM. These examples involve individuals who have assisted with or experienced the Oklahoma City bombing, Hurricane Katrina, the resettlement of Syrian refugees, and other recent events. With its practical tips and situation-specific toolboxes, this book is a must-read for practitioners on the frontlines of adversity.

Pages: 168
Language: English
Publisher: NASW Press
Edition: 1
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Roberta R. Greene, PhD

Roberta R. Greene, PhD, was professor and the Louis and Ann Wolens Centennial Chair in Gerontology and Social Welfare at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin. She served as a clinical social worker at Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, where she counseled Holocaust survivors and their families. She also resettled refugees who came to the United States from around the world.

Dr. Greene has authored more than 100 publications in the areas of aging, human behavior, and social work. Her books include Social Work Practice: A Risk and Resilience Perspective, Resiliency Theory: An Integrated Framework for Practice, Research, and Policy, Human Behavior Theory and Social Work Practice, and Social Work with the Aged and Their Families.

Nicole Dubus, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Nicole Dubus, PhD, MSW, LCSW, is assistant professor in social work at San Jose State University in California. Her research interests are on the life course experiences of refugees and on interprofessional practice in health and behavioral health settings.