The Resilience Project is a collective effort by fourteen partner organizations to offer resilience programs for children, youth, caregivers, and families. All of our programs aim to build our participants’ resilience. Our resilience-led approach helps to nurture the capacity to adapt, and, ultimately, minimize the effects of adversity. At some point in everyone’s life, they are likely to experience adversity – such as divorce, illness, grief, or relocation. The Resilience Project aims for our community to be able to not only bounce back from these challenges, but to bounce forward and thrive.
The most well know definition of resilience centers resilience within the individual:
“the ability to overcome adversities (traumatic events or conditions, hardships or suffering). People and communities who have developed resilience can…resist the effects of hardship or bounce back and return to, or even excel, level of functioning.”