Resilience and the Internationally Mobile Family: Navigating Changes and Transitions
The process of international relocation can be an exciting, empowering, and fascinating life experience. Or, it can be an emotionally volatile situation for family members that may adversely impact personal wellbeing, marital relationships, and/or children's behavioral and school adjustment. In Resilience and the Internationally Mobile Family, authors Dr. William G. Nicoll and Dr. Peggy Pelonis assist international families, as well as international school educators and employers, in better understanding the internationally mobile family experience. The resilience building model outlined in this book enables parents, youth, schools, and employers to better understand the process of change. It provides practical skills and strategies for successfully navigating the international transition process and realizing a positive, life-changing, and life-enriching experience. In a world where more and more families are moving globally, William G. Nicoll and Peggy Pelonis join theory and practice as they discuss the paradoxical dynamics of these changes. After explaining how different stages of transition frequently present, they offer concrete strategies for how parents and educators can help build resilience during these times. A timely book Ruth E. Van Reken, B.S., R.N., D.L.(h.c.), co-author Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd edition, co-founder, Families in Global Transition Resilience and the Internationally Mobile Family is an invaluable resource for anyone in the planning stage or in the process of relocating to another country. It shines a light on the many psychological and cultural pitfalls and benefits of such a life-changing decision and offers countless strategies and resources to deal with the disruptions to normal life. Bill Oldread, Assistant Director, East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) The authors provide not only good advice and support but do so in an encouraging way, seeing the undoubted challenges as opportunities to enrich the experience of the whole family. Dr Jeff Thompson, CBE, Professor Emeritus, University of Bath, UK. Resilience and the Internationally Mobile Family is a must read for parents and educators who work with internationally mobile families as well as anyone who supports these families at home and abroad, to navigate the many changes and transitions that they will experience over the course of their various travels and assignments. Written by experts in the field, who have not only done their research, they practice what they advocate. Barbara Coloroso, author and educator
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