More than positive thinking and a resilient mindset

Colby Pearce ResilienceA child’s resilience requires more than just a “resilient mindset” or “positive thinking”. It requires deeply-held and profound beliefs, formed during infancy and early childhood, that they are a good and capable and deserving person, that adults in a care and management role will be accessible, understanding, responsive and emotionally-connected, and that the world is a safe and nurturing place full of many exciting possibilities. It also requires optimal levels of physiological arousal, such that the child is better able to perform at their best and experience success and mastery. Moreover, it requires a preparedness to explore the world unencumbered by a concern with accessing unmet or inconsistently met universal human needs. These are the core premises of A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children.

About colbypearce

I am a practising Clinical Psychologist with twenty-seven years’ experience working with children and young people recovering from abuse and neglect. I am also an author and educator in trauma-informed, therapeutic caregiving. My programs are implemented in Australia and Ireland, and I am well-known for my practical and accessible guidance for caregivers and professionals alike.
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