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ERIC Number: EJ1395110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Resilience as a Community Practice
Wilson-Ratliff, Amy; Parker, Bethany
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v51 n1 p18-22 2023
Because many children face adverse experiences in their early years, it is crucial to understand how their resilience is tied to their families, communities, and larger institutions. In this article, the authors advocate for a view of resilience that views individuals as embedded in multiple systems that can either strengthen or diminish individual resiliency. The Strengthening Families Framework, a framework dedicated to building strong families, views all families through a strength-based lens focusing on five interrelated protective factors: (1) social connections; (2) concrete supports in times of need; (3) social-emotional competence of young children; (4) knowledge of child development; and (5) parental resilience. The authors provide brief descriptions of real-life examples of how early childhood educators and Family Engagement Coaches (FECs) have used their own resiliency practices to meet the needs of families and subsequently contribute to creating resiliency practices for the families they serve.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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