Community Resilience: Toward an Integrated Approach

  title={Community Resilience: Toward an Integrated Approach},
  author={Fikret Berkes and Helen Ross},
  journal={Society \& Natural Resources},
  pages={20 - 5}
We explore opportunities for an integrated approach in community resilience to inform new research directions and practice, using the productive common ground between two strands of literature on community resilience, one from social–ecological systems and the other from the psychology of development and mental health. The first strand treats resilience as a systems concept, dealing with adaptive relationships and learning in social–ecological systems across nested levels, with attention to… 
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