More than half of all U.S. children report experiencing a traumatic event by the age of 16. Resilience plays a major role in how each child responds to a traumatic event and whether that trauma has lasting consequences. Resilient children are able to process traumatic events in ways that minimize damage to their physical health, mental health, and relationships. New science is helping us to understand resilience—including the biological processes that undergird resilience, the types of environments and experiences that help children strengthen their resilience, and effective strategies for working with children and families in ways that promote and support resilience.
This innovation stream focuses on understanding the new science of resilience and building environments and practices that help to promote resilience. New resources and materials are coming soon.