(2019) How to Implement Trauma-informed Care to Build Resilience to Childhood Trauma

This brief summarizes current research and promising practices for implementing TIC to support the well-being of children exposed to trauma and help them reach their full potential. The brief begins with an overview of the nature, prevalence, and impact of childhood trauma, followed by a discussion of related risk factors associated with poor child outcomes and protective factors that support…

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(2019) What Factors are Associated with Resilient Outcomes in Children Exposed to Social Adversity? A Systematic Review

Children exposed to social adversity—hardship as a result of social circumstances such as poverty or intergenerational trauma—are at increased risk of poor outcomes across the life course. Understanding what promotes resilient outcomes is essential for the development of evidence informed intervention strategies. We conducted a systematic review to identify how child resilience is measured and what factors are associated with…

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(2016) The Relationship Between Resilience and Academic Success Among Bermuda Foster Care Adolescents

The primary goal of this study was to explore whether individual resiliency factors measured by the Resilience Scale (RS) influence academic success for Bermudian foster care adolescents, a population previously unstudied in the literature. Results revealed a statistically significant positive relationship between resiliency and reading achievement but no relationship between resiliency and GPA and resiliency and math achievement.

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(2019) Fostering Resilience in Children: The Essential Role of Healthcare Professionals and Families

This research review finds that when children are resilient, they are confident, curious, able to adapt to new situations, and better skilled to extend their reach into the world. The goal for healthcare professionals, as well trained gatekeepers of children’s and adolescent’s health, should be to promote their balance and resilience with the collaboration of their families, which in turn…

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(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.

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