Intervention & Prevention: Resilience

Resiliency refers to the capacity to thrive or remain healthy despite experiencing adversity. Among child welfare professionals, the term is often applied to clients (children, youth, parents, or families) who manage to function normally even though they experienced severe hardships.

Two examples of resiliency are: an abused and neglected child who demonstrates good cognitive, social, and emotional development, or a family struggling with extreme poverty whose children are active and in good health.

 

Title Authors Year Type of Publication
Making the Connection: Strategies for Working with High-risk Youth

Smyth, Peter
Eaton-Erickson, Arlene

2009 Book chapter
Distinguishing Differences in Pathways to Resilience Among Canadian Youth

Ungar, Michael
Brown, Marion
Liebenberg, Linda
Cheung, Maria
Levine, Kathryn

2008 Journal article
Narrative inspired youth care work within a community agency

Hartman, Lesley
Little, Alison
Ungar, Michael

2008 Journal article
Short-Term Correlates of Child Sexual Abuse: An Exploratory Study Predicting Girls' Academic, Cognitive, and Social Functioning One Year Later

Daigneault, Isabelle
Hébert, Martine

2008 Journal article
Putting a Human Face on Child Welfare: Voices from the Prairie

Brown, Ivan
Chaze, Ferzana
Fuchs, Don
Lafrance, Jean
McKay, Sharon
Prokop, Shelley Thomas

2007 Book
Contextual and Cultural Aspects of Resilience in Child Welfare Settings

Ungar, Michael

2007 Book chapter
Practical Applications of Narrative Ideas to Youth Care

Little, Alison
Hartman, Lesley
Ungar, Michael

2007 Journal article
Personal and Interpersonal Characteristics Related to Resilient Developmental Pathways of Sexually Abused Adolescents

Daigneault, Isabelle
Hébert, Martine
Tourigny, Marc

2007 Journal article
A Typological Analysis of Behavioral Profiles of Sexually Abused Children

Hébert, Martine
Parent, Nathalie
Daigneault, Isabelle
Tourigny, Marc

2006 Journal article
Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathways Feasibility Study Final Report

Wekerle, Christine
Wall, Anne-Marie
MacMillan, Harriet
Trocme, Nico
Boyle, Michael
Leung, Eman
Waechter, Randall

2006 Report