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date: 07 October 2022

Community Resiliencelocked

Community Resiliencelocked

  • Cindy SousaCindy SousaBryn Mawr College
  •  and Tamarah MossTamarah MossBryn Mawr College

Summary

Community resilience describes the dynamic, ongoing process of coping and recovery in the face of collective stressors and trauma. Social and monetary capital, technological expertise, and strong physical and organizational infrastructure all undergird strong systematic responses to massive hardships. Other factors that underlie community resilience, such as shared philosophies; patterns and cultures of survival and meaning-making; emotional qualities such as optimism and trust; and norms around cooperation and interdependence, are more ethereal. Our world faces continual onslaughts to collective well-being. Thus, notions and practice models around community resilience are increasingly urgent to develop, with implications for macro practice across multiple methods - including community organization, policy practice, and management/administration.

Subjects

  • Macro Practice
  • Populations and Practice Settings
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Social Work Profession

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