The Science of Resilience
Reducing the effects of significant adversity on young children’s healthy development is critical to the progress and prosperity of any society. Yet not all children experience lasting harm as a result of adverse early experiences. Some may demonstrate “resilience,” or an adaptive response to serious hardship. A better understanding of why some children do well despite early adversity is important because it can help us design policies and programs that help more children reach their full potential.
This InBrief materials from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University include:
- an overview video
- a 2-page InBrief article on the Science of Resilience;
- the online version of the article; and
- links to many additional materials on the subject.
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