Resiliency Resources

Building Resilience in Children
Helps parents and caregivers build resilience in children, teens, and young adults through guidelines for parents to help their children recognize their abilities and inner resources. Reviews components of resilience (as identified by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Contribution, Coping, and Control.

Building Resilience in Children in Face of Fear and Tragedy
Provides suggestions for adults to help children and adolescents cope with frightening and tragic events and develop effective resources for dealing with future negative events.

Resilience Guide for Parents and Teachers
Provides tips for building resilience in pre-school children, elementary school children, middle school children, and teens.

Resilience and Stress Management Resource Collection
Emphasizes stress management as a promoter of resilience and the importance of fostering resilience to be psychologically prepared when stressful life events occur. Contains tips for dealing with stress when internal defenses are not enough and helps people recognize the signs of when professional guidance should be sought.

Supplemental research bulletin: Children and disasters
Examines the emotional impact that natural and human-caused disasters have on children and youth. Developed in July 2012, this bulletin examines five recently published research and literature review articles and provides a discussion of the risk factors linked to children’s responses to disaster, protective factors, and resilience. It concludes with suggestions about policy and practice.

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