Resilience is seen as an important element to maintaining child and youth mental health and sustaining wellbeing during transitions. Wide interest has expanded evaluation of interventions and how resilience might be fostered and sustained. Researchers conducted a review of the literature on child and youth resilience. They found that resilience is not a personality trait or a single event, but rather a process in which a person exposed to adversity finds ways to cope. It develops over time and depends on interactions among numerous factors, such as family, school, community, society, and environment.
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