Building Resilient Youth

Resiliency is defined by Nan Henderson of Resiliency In Action, Inc. as, “The ability to rebound, bounce back, and transcend adversity.”  The research on resiliency underscores the role that protective factors play in a child’s or young person’s ability to overcome negative life experiences and grow up to be a healthy, productive adults.

The 40 Developmental Assets provides a framework by which to raise resilient children/youth.

Building Intergenerational Relationships is one way to build resilient children/youth.  To learn more about resiliency, refer to the Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES Lending Library.