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Resilience/Protective Factors A list of resilience/protective factors Resiliency in Action The web site of the journal whose purpose is to spread the news of resiliency through sharing research and facilitating the practical application and evaluation of the resiliency paradigm
Teacher Talk: Resiliency Four methods for promoting resiliency in schools Developing Resilience in Urban Youth Reports of the disturbing condition of youth in urban America continue to capture the nation's attention. Although it is appropriate to recognize the desperate social and economic conditions that affect young people, it is also critical to study and understand how some youth succeed despite the overwhelming odds against them
National Family Resiliency Center We help children better understand and accept the realities of life-changing experiences in their family, as well as give them the guidance they need in order to identify and express their feelings in a healthy and healing way. We also provide families and professionals with programs and resources to help them navigate the emotionally challenging process of separation, divorce, and remarriage ResilienceNet Provides the single, most comprehensive world-wide source of current, reviewed information about human resilience
Developmental Assets: An Investment in Youth By examining extensive research on the influences in young people's lives, Search Institute has identified 40 developmental assets that form a foundation for healthy development Turning It Around for All Youth: From Risk To Resilience Looking at children and families through a deficit lens obscures a recognition of their capacities and strengths, as well their individuality and uniqueness
Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Drug Use: Findings from the 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse This report presents findings from the 1999 NHSDA on the relationship between risk and protective factors and substance use. The report is based on a large body of research regarding the types of factors that have been associated with reductions in substance use when implemented as part of a well-planned prevention program Building Blocks of Resilience Resilience is a mix of key skills and characteristics of a person and the social supports and environment in which they live. Key skills can be taught from a very young age and the development of these skills depends on the positive support and relationships with people who surround us in the family and community
Fostering Resilience in Children This digest summarizes a growing body of international, cross-cultural, longitudinal studies that provide scientific evidence that many youth even those with multiple and severe risks in their lives can develop into "confident, competent, and caring adults" and discusses the critical role schools can play in this process The Impact of Caring and Connectedness on Adolescent Health and Well-Being This study of over 36,000 7th-12th grade students focused on protective factors against the quietly disturbed and acting out behaviours, which together represent the major social morbidities of adolescence
Why Abstinent Adolescents Report They Have Not Had Sex: Understanding Sexually Resilient Youth The discussion centers on the need to design different prevention strategies to build protective factors that result in "sexual resilience" in target groups of adolescents International Resilience Project An international research project that is using different types of research methods to examine what helps children and youth cope with the many challenges that they face in life. It looks at this from the perspective of youth, elders and others in each community that participates
Developing Resilience at Every Stage of a Young Person's Life This snapshot looks at some characteristics of Australians in this age range, outlines new evidence about brain development and key points of effective intervention, and highlights the importance of developing resilience at every stage of a young personís life.  


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