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ERIC Number: EJ725746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-22
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Resiliency and the Mentoring Factor: Many Resiliency Experts Draw on Their Own Autobiographical Experiences of Surmounting Adversity. A Common Thread in These Works Is the Power of Mentors
Brown, Waln K.
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v13 n2 p75 Sum 2004
That even those young people most at risk of continuing a life of dysfunction can and do overcome incredible odds is becoming increasingly evident. Children are wondrously resilient creatures capable of surviving harsh experiences and transforming them into personal strengths. This ability to surmount life's obstacles builds character and instills knowledge that helps to steel them against future hardships. Adaptability is surely part of what distinguishes resilient from vulnerable children. In this article, the author examines whether mentoring is a factor in the development of resiliency among children. (Contains 1 note).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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