Resilience - Lauren Gurican Child Psych Resiliency The definition of resilience is the property of a material that enables it to return to its

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Lauren Gurican Child Psych Resiliency The definition of resilience is the property of a material that enables it to return to its original shape or position after being bent, stretched, or compressed. In psychology resilience is used to describe a person’s ability to recover quickly form disruptive changes or misfortune without being overwhelmed or acting out in dysfunctional and/or harmful ways; the process of adapting well when faced with stress, and the ability to “bounce back” from difficult situations. Even though some tend to naturally be more resilient than others, it is a trait that can be learned by anyone. Because it involves our thoughts, behaviors, and actions – all things we, as individuals have control over, we can do things to help it develop. As parents we all what our children to be happy and to learn how to effectively tackle the challenges they will face throughout their lives – to be resilient. So what can we do? What do children need so that they develop a high level of resiliency? Aside from the basic physiological needs like, food and shelter, children have
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PSY 361 taught by Professor Pentez,mcdonald during the Fall '10 term at CSU Long Beach.

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