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Resillience is the ability to recover quickly from adversity; an associated term might be the ability to “Bounce Back”. It comes from the strengths of an individual and of their family as well as the strength of the community and culture in which they live (Glover, 2009). Family resillience is the successful coping of family members under adversity that enables them to flourish with warmth, support, and cohesion. Key factors of resillient families include: positive outlook, spirituality, family member accord, flexibility, family communication, financial management, family time, shared recreation, routines and rituals, and support networks. All famillies have inherent strengths and the potential for growth, providing an opportunity to facilitate family protective and recovery factors and to secure extra-familial resources develop resilience (Black & Lobo, 2008). 

Resource: Download Barnardos document "Bouncing back: How can resilience be promoted in vulnerable children and young people?"  by Jane Glover 

Resilience in Childhood: Perspectives, Promise and Practice. 
Authors: Erica Joslyn 
Format: Book 
Summary: Explores and analyses childhood resilience. Focuses on the psychological, sociological and neurobiological perspectives that contribute to an understanding of how resilience in childhood can be developed and fostered, and applied in a range of contexts and in professional practice. 
Publication details: London: Palgrave, 2016 
The Moderating Role of Resiliency on the Negative Effects of Childhood Abuse for Adolescent Girls Involved in Child Welfare. 
Authors: Sarah Myers Tlapek, Wendy Auslander, Tonya Edmond, Donald Gerke, Rachel Voth Schrag, Jennifer Threlfall 
Format: Article 
Summary: Explores the role of resiliency characteristics in the relationship between childhood abuse and the negative outcomes of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance misuse and revictimisation in 237 adolescent girls, aged 12-19 years, involved in child welfare. Findings: all forms of childhood abuse were significantly associated with symptoms of depression and PTSD as well as revictimisation and substance use; higher levels of resiliency were associated with fewer depression and PTSD symptoms and experiencing less revictimisation; resiliency also moderated the relationship between emotional abuse and depression. 
Journal: Children and youth services review (Vol.73), February 2017, pp 437-444Click on this text to edit it. Go To Article 
Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Youth Aging out of Foster Care: a latent class analysis 
Authors: Rebecca Rebbe, Paula S. Nurius, Kym R. Ahrens, Mark E. Courtney 
Format: Article 
Summary: Investigates the role of the accumulation and composition of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on young people leaving foster care by exploring the implications of these differences in outcomes in three domains: socioeconomic, psychosocial problems and criminal behaviour. A latent class analysis was performed to identify three subgroups: complex adversity; environmental adversity; and lower adversity. Findings highlight that not only does the accumulation of adversity matter, but so does the composition of the adversity. Discusses implications for service providers and policymakers. 
Journal: Children and youth services review (Vol.74), March 2017, pp 108-116 Go To Article 
Resilience Among Adult Survivors of Childhood Neglect: a missing piece in the resilience literature. 
Authors: Vered Ben-David, Melissa Jonson-Reid 
Format: Article 
Summary: Reviews research on resilience in adult survivors of childhood neglect. Findings from 41 quantitative and 45 qualitative studies found that the majority focused on survivors of sexual and physical abuse rather than neglect. Concludes that there is a need for research into child neglect and resilience in adulthood. 
Journal: Children and youth services review (Vol.78), July 2017, pp 93-103 Go To Article 
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