Author(s): Anne Deveson

Biography | Personal Development

What is it that enables some people to grow through adversity? Anne Deveson's engaging and thought-provoking exploration of this vital capacity of individuals and communities is, like her award-winning classic Tell Me I'm Here, a powerful combination of intellectual journey and personal memoir.

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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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.

General Fields

  • : 9781864486346SECA
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.38
  • : June 2003
  • : 209mm X 141mm X 23mm
  • : Australia
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anne Deveson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 155.24
  • : 312