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The volume is comprised of various journal articles from a conference on resilient children held by the New York Academy of Sciences in 2006. A majority of the articles contain qualitative research. It is divided into four parts: Behavioral and Psychosocial Processes, which contains sections titled "Child Factors", "Family, Relationship, and Broader Environmental Factors", "Issues", and "Prevention"; Neurobiological Processes, which contains sections titled "Emotion Regulation", "Genetics", "Neuroendocrine Processes", and "Neuroscience and Intervention"; Integration and Wrap-Up; and Short Papers.
In Greenberg's article, "Promoting resilience in children and youth: Preventive interventions and their interface with neuroscience" (2006), the author writes of a preventive intervention for children which uses a curriculum that improves executive function performance. In Romeo & McEwen's article, "Stress and the adolescent brain", the authors discuss the impact of stress on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA). Alterations in this system can impact an adolescent's onset of psychopathologies.
In Cicchetti and Blender's article, "A Multiple-levels-analysis perspective on resilience: implications for the developing brain, neural plasticity, and preventive interventions" (2006) the authors discuss neural plasticity and the ability of an individual to recover after "trauma or adversity" (p. 254). They also discuss the use of a multi-level analysis of resilience, including biological and psychological analysis.
In Emory and Dieter's article, "Maternal depression and psychotropic medication effects on the human fetus" (2006), the authors found that the fetuses of depressed mothers were significantly more active in the fifth and seventh months of pregnancy compared to controls. By the eighth month, fetal movement was slower in fetuses of depressed mothers than controls. The authors postulate that the increased fetal movement in the fifth and seventh months is a reaction to the mother's level of stress. In the eighth month, the authors postulate that the decreased movement is due to the fetus experiencing exhaustion from the mother's level of stress.
In Hestyanti's article "Children survivors of the 2004 Tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia" (2006), the author uses qualitative methodology to determine the internal and external protective factors in children who had an absence of significant levels of trauma-related symptoms. Internal protective factors included "self-responsible" and "sense of humor", while external protective factors included "support from significant others" and "have access to natural resources for recreation".
This volume is written for clinicians, particularly those who work with at-risk children or work in pediatric preventive care. It is helpful if the reader has a background in psychological research so he can glean as much information as possible from the articles.
Cicchetti, D. & Blender, J. (2006). A Multiple-levels-analysis perspective on resilience: implications for the devleiping brain, neural plasticity, and preventive interventions. Chapter in Resilience in children, Lester, B. Masten, A., & McEwen, B. (Eds.) Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: New York.
Emory, E. & Dieter, J. (2006). Maternal depression and psychotropic medication effects on the human fetus. (p. 287-291). Chapter in Resilience in children, Lester, B. Masten, A., & McEwen, B. (Eds.) Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: New York.
Greenberg, M. (2006). Promoting resilience in children and youth: Preventive interventions and their interface with neuroscience. (p. 139-147). Chapter in Resilience in children, Lester, B. Masten, A., & McEwen, B. (Eds.) Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: New York.
Hestyanti, Y. (2006). Children survivors of the 2004 Tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia (p. 303-307). Chapter in Resilience in children, Lester, B. Masten, A., & McEwen, B. (Eds.) Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: New York.
© 2009 Stephanie Moulton Sarkis
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD NCC LMHC is the author of 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals (2006) and Making the Grade with Adult ADD: A Student's Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder (2008). She maintains a counseling private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, and is an adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University. She can be contacted via www.stephaniesarkis.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.