- Title: Against Terrible Odds: Lessons in Resilience from Our Children
- Author: Saul Levine MD, Heather Wood Ion
- Released: 2000-11-01
- Pages: 300
- ISBN: 0923521488
- ISBN13: 978-0923521486
- ASIN: 0923521488
In the practice of medicine, a study of a single case history often contributes the most powerful and useful insights into difficult clinical problems. Dr. Sol Levine, in Against Terrible Odds: Lessons in Resilience from Our Children, describes the personal stories of ten children and adolescents who discover their own humanity and individuality despite early childhood experiences that were physically and emotionally devastating. Understanding the path that leads to resilience---"the ability to rebound from loss and discouragement"---is the theme of each personal story. As a pediatrician, I found these case studies both life-affirming and extraordinarily useful guides in my work among children and adolescents with developmental, physical and psychological disabilities.
Martin T. Stein, MD Professor of Pediatrics University of California San Diego Childrens Hospital San Diego Past President Society for Developmental and Behavior Pediatrics Co-author, Encounters with Children: Pediatric Behavior and Development
About the Author Saul Levine, MD, is the author of four books and numerous professional articles. He is the director of psychiatry and behavioral science programs at Children's Hospital in San Diego. Heather Wood Ion is a writer, cultural anthropologist, and bioethicist. She is a consultant and frequent speaker on improved health care delivery systems.