WHAT IS RESILIENCE
Resilience is the capacity to rise above the difficult circumstances,
the trait that allows us to exist in this less-than-perfect world while moving forward with optimism and confidence.
Resilience is the ability to recover from setbacks; the quality of bouncing back.
It is similar to buoyancy. When pushed under water, our bodies instinctively rise back up to the surface.
Resilient people are more successful because they push their limits and learn from their mistakes.
THE IMPORTANCE OF RESILIENCE
Data from schools and organizations serving children show low levels of resiliency among youth and a feeling of being undervalued in their communities which is undermining their belief in themselves and their ability to handle life’s inevitable challenges.
Addison County Parent Child Center, Building Bright Futures, the Counseling Service of Addison County, the Vermont Department of Health, the Vermont Department of Children and Families, all three Addison County school districts and many other groups and individuals are joining together, launching a public awareness and education campaign for youth resiliency.
Ok. You’ve Got This programming uses the 7 C’s model for building resiliency developed by professor of pediatrics Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg with the support of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Every C is a different layer or individual piece of a total approach to blanket our children with protection, while reinforcing their own strengths.