Resilient Self How Survivors of Troubled Families Rise above Adversity
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Description: An informative and inspiring guide to rebounding from childhood hardships to find uncommon strength and courage "The Resilient Self reminds us all of the importance of being aware of and building on the strengths of our young people, whatever their early life experiences. We must work to give them hope and to craft services and programs that are respectful of the resiliencies so thoughtfully characterized by the Wolins. This guide, although based on the experiences of adults, offers extremely useful insights too for those working on behalf of children and adolescents."--Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund "This book offers a strong sense of hope for everyone who has grown up in a troubled family. I salute the authors for their masterful synthesis of research, clinical experiences, and insights gleaned from the voices of poetry. The Wolins' book cautions the reader that no one emerges from troubled childhood without some scars, but it challenges us to finds ways in which we can transforms pain into joy in our lives."--Emmy E. Werner, Ph.D., author of Vulnerable But Invincible and Overcoming the Odds "This marvelous book can turn the tide for people injured during their childhoods, not by ignoring the ashes of the past, but by winnowing out the precious elements from which the phoenix can triumphantly rise. It is a book that has been badly needed, and for which many will long be grateful."--Timmen L. Cermak, M.D., former chairman, National Association for Children of Alcoholics "At last, a compassionate and realistic challenge to abandon the idea that one is a passive object of an unhappy childhood. The Resilient Self encourages readers to recognize and appreciate their strong, insightful, and creative survival."--Barbara Mathis, author of Between Sisters: Secret Rivals, Intimate Friends "The Resilient Self shows adult children of dysfunctional families that they can escape a painful past and become resilient survivors. It describes the strategies which have been used successfully by those who grew up in troubled homes but who managed to work well, play well, and love well as adults. I recognized myself in this book with a survivor's pride."--Anonymous survivor
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Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/16/1993
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Pain and Opportunity|
|The Challenge of the Troubled Family|
|To Name the Damage Is to Conquer It|
|Reframing: How to Resist the Victim's Trap|
|Insight: Forewarned Is Forearmed|
|Independence: A Delicate Negotiation|
|Relationships: The Search for Love|
|Initiative: The Pleasure in Problems|
|Creativity: Nothing into Something Humor: Something into Nothing|
|Morality: Holiness in an Unholy World|
|Epilogue: The Internal Image of a Survivor: One Who Prevails|
|The Damage Inventory|
|Notes and Comments|