Resilience is an individual's tendency to cope with stress and adversity. It is a very important trait to develop and can help you throughout your life.
Studies show that people with these traits have higher resilience:
- A positive attitude
- A connection to community, including friends, church and a productive role in the workplace
- A connection to family and extended family with strong adult role models for children
- Cognitive self-regulation and impulse control
- High expectations
- A meaning for life
- Having goals
- Interpersonal problem-solving skills
The Arc Can Help With Resilience
The Arc's Social programs foster resilience traits and provide a community connection, strong role models and a place to practice interpersonal skills. Plus, we always try to have a positive attitude. See our Activities Calendar for more Social Programs. We have new events all the time!
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Disability is Natural website has many helpful articles that provide strategies for more than just resilience.
KidPower.org has a great comic series for children, teens, and adults that deal with personal safety.