Resilience, Community, and Resilient Communities: Conditioning Contexts and Collective Action
Authors: R. J. Chaskin
Publication Year: 2007
Journal: Child Care in Practice
This article explores the idea of community as it relates to the concept of resilience. It focuses on community both as context (local environments providing a set of risk and protective factors that have an influence on the well-being of community members) and as collective actors that can exhibit resilience in themselves by organizing and acting in response to adversity. Finally, it teases out some implications—both possibilities and limitations—of this framework for social policy and practice.