The following resources are offered as an opportunity to explore particular
concerns. Resources are grouped by areas of interest. The list is by no means
exhaustive; many fine resources are not included. While we cannot endorse
every point made in every listed resource, they all are of high quality.
Smith JW, Clurman A.Rocking the Ages: The Yankelovich Report on Generational Marketing.
New York, NY: HarperBusiness; 1997
Strauss W, Howe N.Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069. New York, NY:
Strauss W, Howe N.The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy.New York, NY: Broadway Books;
Thacker L, ed.College Unranked: Ending the College Admissions Frenzy.Cambridge, MA:
Harvard University Press; 2005
Wolin SJ, Wolin S.The Resilient Self: How Survivors of Troubled Families Rise Above Adversity.New
York, NY: Villard Books; 1993
The Search Institute. At the heart of the institute’s work is the framework of “40 Developmental
Assets,” which are positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow
up healthy, caring, and responsible. To see the listed assets go to www.search-institute.org/assets/.
The assets are modified for each developmental level.
Parenting Books With a Focus on Resilience
Brooks RB, Goldstein S.Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your
Child. Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books; 2001
Cohen-Sandler R.Stressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure.New York, NY:
Ginsburg KR, Jablow MM.A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your
Child Roots and Wings.Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2006