(2012) Resilience among Youth Emancipation from Foster Care: Cumulative Risk and Protection and their Relationship with Positive Adaptation

The primary goal of the present study was to explore how accumulation of risk and protective factors contributed to resilient functioning among youth leaving foster care in one state. Specifically, this research aimed to examine whether cumulative risk and protection independently affected resilience, or whether the impact of protection was contingent upon the level of risk.