Fostering Resilience

Authors: Brigid Daniel & Sally Wassell

A resilience based approach

A resilience–based approach focuses on maximising the likelihood of a better outcome for children by building a protective network around them.

The emphasis is on building a network of support from the natural resources available within the child, carers and community. Adding to them with professional support where necessary.

It emphasises the importance of building on the potential areas of resilience within the child, for example, by maximising opportunities for engaging in hobbies, associating with friends, experiencing success, making a contribution and so on.