Wellness, Wellbeing and Resilience in Children

Decades of research has identified three factors that play a key role in children’s resilience. These three factors are:

  • Individual factors (i.e. characteristics of the individual)
  • Relationship/social factors (i.e. characteristics of their relationships)
  • Environmental factors (i.e. characteristics of their environment).

Colby Pearce ResilienceIn A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children Colby draws on his extensive knowledge of psychology to present a model of care and management that accounts for each factor that has been implicated in children’s resilience, incorporating:

  • Attachment (Relationships/Social)
  • Arousal (Individual)
  • Accessibility to needs provision (Environmental).

Attachment influences the beliefs a child has about self (including beliefs about personal competence), others (including their availability and preparedness to provide support), and the world (including beliefs about safety).

Arousal refers to the level of activation of the child’s nervous system. Arousal influences how well children perform in daily tasks and opportunities to experience a sense of competence and mastery.

Accessibility to needs provision influences exploration and opportunities to learn new skills.

A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children contains practical strategies for achieving:

  • optimal attachment beliefs;
  • optimal arousal for best performance; and
  • secure exploration of the child’s inner capabilities and outer world.

For more information and to buy the book, click on the cover image to the right.

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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