Resilience in Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Translating Research into Practice

by Sandra Prince-Embury, Donald H. Saklofske

Series: The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality (No. 12)

Resilience in Children, Adolescents, and Adults: Translating Research into Practice recognizes the growing need to strengthen the links between theory, assessment, interventions, and outcomes to give resilience a stronger empirical base, resulting in more effective interventions and strength-enhancing practice. This comprehensive volume clarifies core constructs of resilience and links these definitions to effective assessment. Leading researchers and clinicians examine effective scales, questionnaires, and other evaluative tools as well as instructive studies on cultural considerations in resilience, resilience in the context of disaster, and age-appropriate interventions.

Key coverage addresses diverse approaches and applications in multiple areas across the lifespan. Among the subject areas covered are:

- Perceived self-efficacy and its relationship to resilience.
- Resilience and mental health promotion in the schools.
- Resilience in childhood disorders.
- Critical resources for recovering from stress.
- Diversity, ecological, and lifespan issues in resilience.
- Exploring resilience through the lens of core self-evaluation.

Resilience in Children, Adolescents, and Adults is an important resource for researchers, clinicians and allied professionals, and graduate students in such fields as clinical child, school, and developmental psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, education, counseling psychology, social work, and pediatrics.


  • Springer New York; November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781461449393
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Resilience in Children, Adolescents, and Adults
  • Series: The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality (No. 12)
  • Author: Sandra Prince-Embury (ed.); Donald H. Saklofske (ed.)
  • Imprint: Springer

In The Press

From the reviews:

“In the 21 chapters of this volume, the authors clarify the measure of resilience, its relation to mental health, to stress, and influence on adult age behavior. Of interest to child psychologists, educators and researchers in developmental psychology, as well as for mental health personnel.” (Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews (PER), Vol. 10 (4), July, 2013)


About The Author

Sandra Prince-Embury, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and family therapist serving children, adolescents and families for thirty years.  In addition to clinical work, Dr. Prince-Embury taught at Pennsylvania State University and engaged in research on community response to technical disaster.  Her work with residents of the Three Mile Island community is housed at the Dickenson College Archives in PA. Currently Director of the Resiliency Institute of Allenhurst, LLC, she is engaged in research, writing and consultation associated with her recently authored Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents (RSCA).

Donald. H. Saklofske, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Western University, Canada.  His main research interests include intelligence, personality, and individual differences.  He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.