Essay about Resilience : The Face Of Adversity

2114 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 9 Pages
Resilience can be defined as positive adaption in the face of adversity (Easterbrooks, Ginsbury, & Lerner, 2013). In order for individuals, families, or communities to be resilient it allows each unit to recover from trauma and continual stressors successful. Resilience can show in individuals and families if they are able to continue to function healthfully under extensive amounts of stressors (Farrell, Bowen, & Swick, 2014). There are many different factors that can contribute to the level of resiliency that individuals or families have, such as many different key factors and different resources available (Walsh, 2016). Resilience is not fixed, thus it can continuously change depending on time and differentiation of situations (Easterbrooks, Ginsbury, & Lerner, 2013). Living a relatively normal life even though a family or individual has experience some major trauma or stress, such as abuse, war, loss, any many other stressful situations is resiliency, however the level of resiliency can be different from family to family, individual to individual, and situation to situation. This does not mean that these individuals and families are resilient right away or to begin with, each person and family response differently towards trauma and stressors. It can be said that individuals are born with mechanisms that help them to cope with complex situations (Berger & Lahad, 2010).
Families can always experience stressors and trauma at any given time for multiple arrays of reasons,…

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