Promoting the resilience of young people in foster care

Two brothers, close in age, had the same difficult childhood. They experienced physical and sexual abuse and lived in violent neighborhoods. Both their parents struggled with alcohol and spent time in jail. Today, one brother is a thriving businessman who is happily married, a good father, and a valued member of his community. The other is chronically unemployed and fighting

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Resilience: Key concepts

One way to understand the development of resilience is to visualize a balance scale or seesaw (see figure below). Protective experiences and coping skills on one side counterbalance significant adversity on the other. Resilience is evident when a child’s health and development tips toward positive outcomes—even when a heavy load of factors is stacked on the negative outcome side. 1.

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Resilient parenting involves seeing the needs behind challenging behaviors

by Bob DeMarco • Webster’s defines resilience as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Resilience is toughness, inner strength. Without it, we wither when hard things happen to us. Our Kids Are Resilient! All children in foster care or who have been adopted have endured the trauma of being separated from their biological families. Many have endured even more

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Prevent Child Abuse NC to screen “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”

by Sharon Hirsch • Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is catalyzing conversations across the state by screening the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” (2015, KPJR Films). A showing of this one-hour film will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 at noon at the UNC School of Social Work in Chapel Hill. This event, which

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