Managing Surprises in Complex Systems Disaster Preparation and Recovery : Lessons from Research on Resilience in Human Development

@inproceedings{Masten2008ManagingSI,
  title={Managing Surprises in Complex Systems Disaster Preparation and Recovery : Lessons from Research on Resilience in Human Development},
  author={Ann S Masten and Jelena Obradovi{\'c}},
  year={2008}
}
LESSON 1: RESILIENCE IS COMMON. Resilience is all around us. Certainly as risk levels increase, the rates of resilience fall, and there are conditions under which no child can survive or flourish. However, early risk researchers did not expect to observe so much variation or so many good outcomes among children who experienced poverty, violence, disaster, or trauma. In our current research on academic resilience in children from homeless or highly mobile families, for example, we observe the… CONTINUE READING
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