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 of Publication
Journal article
Evolution over a year of individual protective factors in preschool victims of sexual abuse
Langevin, Rachel
Hébert, Martine
Journal article
Child resilience in out-of-home care: Child welfare worker perspectives

Bell, Tessa
Romano, Elisa

Report
Research Brief: Resilience, Mental Health and Family Violence

MacMillan, Harriet L.
Wathen, C. Nadine

Journal article
Child maltreatment-related investigations involving infants: Opportunities for resilience?

Fallon, Barbara
Ma, Jennifer
Allan, Kate
Trocmé, Nico
Jud, Andreas

Journal article
Multilevel correlates of behavioral resilience among children in child welfare

Bell, Tessa
Romano, Elisa
Flynn, Robert J.

Journal article
Non-English/non-French speaking caregivers involved with the Canadian child welfare system: Findings from the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2008)

Ma, Jennifer
Van Wert, Melissa
Lee, Barbara
Fallon, Barbara
Trocmé, Nico

Journal article
Patterns of service use, individual and contextual risk factors, and resilience among adolescents using multiple psychosocial services

Ungar, Michael
Liebenberg, Linda
Duddling, Peter
Armstrong, Mary
van de Vijver, Fons J. R.

Journal article
The relationship between internal resilience, smoking, alcohol use, and depression symptoms in emerging adults transitioning out of child welfare

Goldstein, Abby L.
Faulkner, Breanne
Wekerle, Christine

Journal article
Parental cognitive impairment, mental health, and child outcomes in a child protection population

Feldman, Maurice
McConnell, David
Aunos, Marjorie

Journal article
South Asian immigrants' experience of child protection services: Are we recognizing strengths and resilience?

Maiter, Sarah
Stalker, Carol