Promoting resilience: messages from researchStein, M.2009in D. Hart (ed.)Managing Transitions from Secure Settings National Children's Bureau, London pp. 44-48 ISBN: 978-1-905818-48-8
Resilience can be defined as the quality that enables some young people to find fulfilment in their lives despite their disadvantaged backgrounds, the problems or adversity they may have undergone, or the pressures they may experience. Resilience is about overcoming the odds, coping and recovery. But what of young people from care backgrounds, including those young people living in, and leaving, secure and psychiatric settings? What can we learn from bringing together two sets of findings: research studies on the resilience of young people from disadvantaged family backgrounds with research studies on young people leaving care, and applying these findings to young people's lives, whilst living in care, at the time of leaving care, and their lives after care?
Stein, M. (2009) Promoting resilience: messages from research, in D. Hart (ed.)Managing Transitions from Secure Settings, National Children's Bureau, London, pp. 44-48.