Thursday, April 23, 2015

In Brief: The Science of Resilience

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Reducing the effects of significant adversity on young children’s healthy development is critical to the progress and prosperity of any society. 

Yet not all children experience lasting harm as a result of adverse early experiences. Some may demonstrate “resilience,” or an adaptive response to serious hardship.

A better understanding of why some children do well despite early adversity is important because it can help us design policies and programs that help more children reach their full potential. 

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