This chapter presents an introduction to the two concepts of coping and resilience, with their varied dimensions, in order to unravel the concepts. The chapter begins with brief stories that show how individuals, groups, communities and nations display both coping and resilience everyday. The analysis, after shifts to the meaning of every day stress and adversity that have become inevitable parts of our daily jigsaw puzzle of life; defines the contexts of coping and resilience and brings in strengths perspective into resiliency and finally signals the efficacy of an inner strengths approach.
|Title of host publication||Perspectives on coping and resilience|
|Editors||Venkat Pulla, Andrew Shatte, Shane Warren|
|Place of Publication||New Delhi|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|