Translating Evidence to Practice: Resilience

Barnardos. (2014). Translating Evidence to Practice: Resilience.
There is a move away from defining resilience solely in terms of an internal quality or an outcome. Currently, resilience is being conceptualised as an ongoing interactive process that enables a person to make use of internal (personal attributes, such as coping skills) and external (such as family support) resources during times of adversity to function positively. The concept of bouncing back is inextricably linked to resilience. In essence, resilience is a personal journey towards coping and functioning positively in the face of life’s challenges.