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How to foster individual resilience early in life to prepare for future crisis events


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 How to foster individual resilience early in life to prepare for future crisis events

Literature Review

Shamuel Kohen

Crisis and Emergency Intervention

May 19, 2024


Early life is a crucial stage in children's development of resilience, and the information they are ingrained with will aid them in overcoming challenges and hardships later in life. How to foster individual resilience early in life to prepare for future crisis events must be looked at from an inside-out or bottom-up approach. This approach looks at biological, DNA contributions to resilience extending outward to a temperament that may or may not lead to resilience. The biological and temperament resilience is followed by looking at family contributions to building and fostering resilience in children, and lastly, educational methods in aiding children in dealing with stressful situations that eventually will lead to resilience and positive outcomes to survive a crisis and thrive.

 Keywords: Resilience training, goals, childhood, crisis, learning 


The study of resilience and its application to resilience education to overcome crises and bounce back is a highly sought-after goal by parents and educators alike. In today's crisis-ridden world, the need to overcome and thrive can be found across the board, from governments to community organizations to cultural groups and subgroups and, finally, families and individuals.

In a world that seems to be in a never-ending crisis mode, resilience keeps countries, governments, organizations, and families looking forward with hope for a better world. The topic of resilience promotes hope, optimism, survival, and overcoming and growth. This review focuses on literature that gives families an idea of how and where resilience comes from and how to foster it in children from an early age to provide them with tools to understand the subject of resilience. Resilience fostering is a complex topic, but understanding the biological and emotional factors that contribute to resilience will provide the tools needed for demystifying resilience and educating families and individuals to consider many factors and not rely on a one-size-fits-all solution for resilience fostering. The current state of resilience research seems to be broad, with various views and opinions, and vast amounts of research are pretty extensive, with a few agreements on the basics but disagreements on the details of how to proceed into the future with fostering resilience.

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