* President, Resiliency Action, Inc., San Diego, Calif. (publishing and training company)
* Co-author, Resiliency in Action: Practical Ideas for Overcoming Risks and Building Strengths in Youth, Families and Communities (Resiliency in Action, 1999)
* Associate Professor of Social Work, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Oh.
* Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University
* Author, A Guide to Promoting Resilience in Children (Van Leer, 1995)
Whether it's losing a spouse or living through war., people cope with hardship in different ways. Some are able to bounce back while others flounder. What makes some people more resilient than others? And can resiliency be taught? Overcoming hardship. Join Neal Conan for Talk of the Nation from NPR News.