Resilience in the Alice Springs Town Camps

Resilience in the Alice Springs Town Camps Book Section

Promoting Resilience

  • Author(s): Campbell, Shirleen, Corbo, Maree, Egan, Ronnie
  • Secondary Author(s): Thompson, N, Cox, G.
  • Published: 2020
  • Publisher: Routledge

Abstract: This chapter draws on the experience of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group in Alice Springs, Australia, as an example of both individual and community resilience. The history, outcomes and implications for practice of the group are presented. The chapter identifies the links between the development of resilience through experiences of loss and grief and how this community has transcended vulnerability to create social change. It examines the importance of going beyond individual psychological understandings of resilience to include social and cultural perspectives to enhance our understanding of what it means in practice. The chapter draws on the definitions of resilience throughout the book but pays particular attention to these cultural dimensions.

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Campbell, Shirleen, Corbo, Maree, Egan, Ronnie, 2020, Resilience in the Alice Springs Town Camps, Book Section, viewed 28 October 2020, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=16696.

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