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Building Resilience: The Power to Cope With Adversity

General Material
Published Date
January, 2010

This resource provides a synopsis of resiliency capabilities within the individual child, family, care-giving, and community levels. It states children who have grown up in challenging environments are still capable of engaging in age-appropriate activities, relating to others, and understanding their family life. While factors within the community may increase the likelihood of depression, the author emphasizes resiliency is built through the development of coping skills such as, self-care, parent-child bond, and nurturing positive self-esteem. Furthermore, this resiliency can be maintained.