Document Number: 5598Resiliency: What We Have Learned - In the online preface and first three chapters of this book, the author relates the tremendous growth in interest since the 1990s in the topic of youth resiliency. Noting that, as they mature, the majority of youth growing up with risk factors or even multiple risk factors manage to become like their peers without risk factors, Benard observes that many myths about resiliency still prevail. In Chapter Two, the author identifies four categories of traits that foster resiliency — social competence, problem solving, autonomy and sense of purpose — as well as specific learnable attributes associated with each of these overarching categories. (Bonnie Benard, WestEd, 2004)...
Related IssuesAt-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)