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Authoritative Communities


Authoritative Communities

The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child
The Search Institute Series on Developmentally Attentive Community and Society, Band 5

von: Kathleen Kovner Kline

103,52 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 25.11.2007
ISBN/EAN: 9780387727219
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 386

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This unique book offers insight into a new social science concept, authoritative communities. Unlike any other volume, Kline’s work facilitates the continuing dialogue about the needs of children and teens and society’s responsibility to nurture its greatest human capital. The report that led to the development of this volume, Hardwired to Connect, identified a need in today’s children and youth and communicated a solution that society believes is valid.
Authoritative Communities: The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child introduces innovative solutions based firmly in the children’s mental health and resilience literature and in the hypothesis that humans are "hardwired to connect." These "authoritative communities" consist of such individuals and institutions as parents, teachers, coaches, elders, and a variety of organizations that are committed to each other’s well-being over the long-term and who instill children with prosocial values such as empathy and compassion. Living within these communities enables children and youth to develop a consistent sense of purpose and meaning, so that they, in turn, are able to grow up to be responsible, productive, and nurturing adults.
The comprehensive coverage in this volume bring new insights and evidence to the nature/nurture debate from developmental, attachment, neurobiological, spiritual, and community perspectives, including:


Nurturing as a protective factor against genetic predispositions.


Counteracting the adverse influence of the media on children.


Promoting a sense of community in disadvantaged youth.


Spiritual approaches, from the Buddhist "minding children with mindfulness" to traditional young men’s rites of passage.


Adolescent development, from psychobiology to the formation of conscience.


Dispatches from the civil society movement, the School Development Program, and the motherhood movement.

This volume is essential reading for researchers and practitioners as well as graduate-level students in developmental, clinical, and social psychology as well as related fields such as sociology, social work, education, and religious studies.
Series Preface.- Editor's Preface.- Foreword.- Hardwired to Connect: The New Scientific Case of Authoritative Communities.- The Biochemistry of Family Commitment and Youth Competence: Lessons from Animal Models.- How Mother Nurture Helps Mother Nature: Scientific Evidence for the Protective Effect of Good Nurturing on Genetic Propensity Toward Anxiety and Alcohol Abuse.- Investing in Children and Society: What We Have Learned from Seven Decades of Attachment Research.- The Consolidation of Conscience in Adolescence.- Best Bets for Improving the Odds for Optimum Youth Development.- Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of the Healthy Person: Notes from the Founders of Modern Psychology and Psychiatry.- Hardwired for God: A Neuropscyhological Model for Developmental Spirituality.- A Tale of Two Religious Effects: Evidence for the Protective and Prosocial Impact of Organic Religion.- Focused on their Families: Religion, Parenting, & Child Well-Being.- Minding the Children with Mindfulness: A Buddhist Approach to Promoting Well-Being in Children.- The Psychobiology of Adolescence.- Elders and Sons.- Spirituality and Resilience in Adolescent Girls.- Promoting Well-Being among At-Risk Children: Restoring a Sense of Community and Support for Development.- Sex, Guns, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Influence of Media in Children’s Lives.- The Civil Society Model: The Organic Approach to Building Character, Competence, and Conscience in Our Young People.- Caring and Character: How Close Parental Bonds Foster Character Development in Children.- Gather Around the Children.- Contributors.- Author Index.- Subject Index.
Kathleen Kovner Kline, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and an adjunct faculty member at Dartmouth Medical School. She serves on the Medical Staff of Children’s Hospital in Denver. She is the principal investigator for the Commission on Children at Risk’s Report to the Nation, Hardwired to Connect: the New Scientific Case for Authoritative Communities. She received her M.D. from Yale Medical School, and her Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. She completed her psychiatric training at the Institute of Living/University of Connecticut Psychiatry Program, and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Dartmouth Medical School. At the University of Colorado and at Dartmouth, she has taught child and adolescent development and psychopathology to medical students, pediatricians, family practitioners, psychiatrists, child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, and trainees in psychology and social work. Her clinical practice has included treating child and adult patients in acute hospital and outpatient settings, directing diagnostic and psychopharmacology clinics, and consultation to treatment centers for delinquent and severely emotionally impaired youth. She has a history of involvement with grass roots, community service, and religious institutions, and a particular interest in the role of character-shaping institutions in the prevention of psychosocial maladjustment.
Authoritative Communities: The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child introduces innovative solutions based firmly in the children’s mental health and resilience literature and in the hypothesis that humans are "hardwired to connect." These "authoritative communities" consist of such individuals and institutions as parents, teachers, coaches, elders, and a variety of organizations that are committed to each other’s well-being over the long-term and who instill children with prosocial values such as empathy and compassion. Living within these communities enables children and youth to develop a consistent sense of purpose and meaning, so that they, in turn, are able to grow up to be responsible, productive, and nurturing adults.
The comprehensive coverage in this volume bring new insights and evidence to the nature/nurture debate from developmental, attachment, neurobiological, spiritual, and community perspectives, including:


Nurturing as a protective factor against genetic predispositions.


Counteracting the adverse influence of the media on children.


Promoting a sense of community in disadvantaged youth.


Spiritual approaches, from the Buddhist "minding children with mindfulness" to traditional young men’s rites of passage.


Adolescent development, from psychobiology to the formation of conscience.


Dispatches from the civil society movement, the School Development Program, and the motherhood movement.

This volume is essential reading for researchers and practitioners as well as graduate-level students in developmental, clinical, and social psychology as well as related fields such as sociology, social work, education, and religious studies.
This book offers insight into a new social science concept - authoritative communities
Unlike any other volume, this book will facilitate the continuing dialogue about the needs of children and teens and society’s responsibility to nurture its greatest human capital
The report that led to the development of this volume, Hardwired to Connect, identified a need in today’s children and youth and communicated a solution that society believes is valid
This volume offers insight into a new social science concept - authoritative communities. Unlike any other volume, this book facilitates the continuing dialogue about the needs of children and teens and society’s responsibility to nurture its greatest human capital. The report that led to the development of this volume, Hardwired to Connect, identified a need in today’s children and youth and communicated a solution that society believes is valid. This volume is likely to appeal to researchers and practitioners in the areas of developmental, clinical, and social psychology.

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