resilience

May 11, 2017
Decades of research link African American youths’ high self-esteem and positive racial identity with their academic success, behavioral adjustment, and positive emotional functioning. Given the race-related disparities for health and well-being found in children of color in the United States, it is particularly critical to understand the protective function of self-esteem and positive racial identity among these youth. Recent data highlight disparities in health and well-being experienced by children based on their race/ethnicity. We found that African American children with U.S.-born parents...
May 11, 2017
This report was published by the National Black Child Development Institute. HERE IS HOW THE PUBLISHER DESCRIBES THIS REPORT: NBCDI's State of the Black Child initiative is focused on creating resources that challenge the prevailing discourse about Black children-one which overemphasizes limitations and deficits and does not draw upon the considerable strengths, assets and resilience demonstrated by our children, families, and communities. The report is designed to address the needs of policymakers, advocates, principals, teachers, parents and others, by weaving together three elements:...
December 21, 2016
This factsheet was created by the Alberta Mentoring Partnership and Resiliencey Initiatives. This factsheet describes essential principles and strategies of strength-based mentoring. The resource provides a brief overview of positive youth develoment, the qualities that support resiliency in youth development, and how mentoring can enable these outcomes.
December 07, 2016
This toolkit was published by Girls Action Foundation/Fondation Filles D'Action. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT: This toolkit summarizes research findings that relate to five outcome areas that girls programs can support. It explains why these outcomes are important – connectedness, self-esteem and self-confidence, resilience, critical thinking and communication – and the impacts on girls’ well-being when these outcomes are strengthened.The Guide is intended to provide some good advice and insights into how groups can foster the sorts of partnerships, relationships and...
December 05, 2016
This report was published by The Search Institute. HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS FACTSHEET: Imagine what would happen if we could surround young people - in their families, schools, programs and neighborhoods - with the kinds of relationships through which they develop character strengths such as positive identity, agency, and commitment to community. The Search Institute is conducting a multiyear research project to develop solutions to help organizations that work with young people to strengthen close connections in their lives. This factsheet is the result of several studies and has...
November 10, 2016
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about?Exposure to violence in childhood and adolescence has negative long-term outcomes, including an increased risk of delinquency, alcohol and drug-use, poor academic achievement, and mental health issues. Youth can experience violence directly or indirectly. Males are more likely to experience violence directly and females are more likely to experience indirect violence.  Males tend to...
September 26, 2016
This factsheet was created by YouthREX, developed from Stepping Up: A Strategic Framework to Help Ontario’s Youth Succeed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services Stepping Up is a strategic framework from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services that strengthens the Government of Ontario’s commitment to young people. By identifying the government’s priorities, Stepping Up serves as an important tool when it comes to making decisions about Ontario’s youth. Stepping Up consists of seven themes and 20 outcomes that help inform and align the work of service providers, community groups...
July 29, 2016
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth have the potential for considerable resilience. Positive media representations may mediate negative experiences and foster self-esteem, yet the relationship between resilience and both traditional offline and new online media remains under addressed for this population. This grounded-theory exploration of media-based resilience building activities by LGBTQ youth indicated four themes that media use enabled: coping through escapism; feeling stronger; fighting back; and finding and fostering community. Data are embedded to evidence...
April 15, 2016
This toolkit was published by the Adolescent Health Networking Group HERE'S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS TOOLKIT:Designed for busy providers, this toolkit addressess a complexity of issues through accessible, user-friendly resources including screening and assessment tools, evidence based best practices, and promising approaches, and health education handouts for youth/young adults and parents/caregivers. The toolkit series, developed locally, has been distributed and utilized by providers nation wide. This toolkit consist of five modules: adolescent health, body basics, understanding minor...
January 09, 2016
This study examines the widely accepted but under-studied proposition that the greater the cultural distance (CD) between home country and country of resettlement the greater the mental health risk for immigrant and refugee youth. The study also explores pathways through which CD, a macro-social stressor, might exert its mental health effect through meso-environmental stressors including poverty and discrimination, as well as micro-environmental familial stressors. Acculturation strategies and personal competencies are also examined as sources of resilience. The study sample consists of 2,074...