In Pursuit of Impact pushes researchers and policymakers to reflect, rethink, and reconnect with their purpose to support the greater good by developing meaningful public policies. Through a multidisciplinary lens, Nadia Ferrara, draws on research, clinical, and policy experience to show how we can engage in learning, and building more effective relationships to better support the development of responsive policies. Ferrara offers a refreshing analysis while integrating a new approach to understanding trauma and resilience that places a humanizing emphasis on the power of narratives and storytelling. Revisiting the theories of pioneer thinkers and showing the relevance of their work is the necessary rethinking required to support the shift towards an evidence-informed policy development process. Ferrara highlights the fact that people, and their own lived realities, are defined by trauma and resilience and are engaged in the development of public policy and are affected by implemented policies. This book is recommended for scholars and practitioners in the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, political sciences, clinical psychiatry, and philosophy.
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About the Author
Nadia Ferrara is departmental liaison for Status of Women Canada and adjunct professor at McGill University.
Table of Contents
Part I: Towards Socially Responsible Policy Development
Introduction: Rethinking and Reconnecting with Our Purpose
Chapter 1: Trauma (Re-) Defined
Chapter 2: Understanding Resilience and Survival
Part II: Process of Cultural Shifting
Chapter 3: Bridging Research and Policy Worlds
Chapter 4: The Transformative Cultural Shift towards Responsive Policymaking
Part III: Sustaining the Cultural Shift
Chapter 5: The Public Service as an Adaptive System
Chapter 6: Towards Purposeful Action and Mindful Practice
Chapter 7: Re-humanizing the Policy Development Process