Resilience Processes in Development: Four Waves of Research on Positive Adaptation in the Context of Adversity

  title={Resilience Processes in Development: Four Waves of Research on Positive Adaptation in the Context of Adversity},
  author={Margaret O’Dougherty Wright and Ann S. Masten and Angela J. Narayan},
  journal={Springer US},
How do children and adolescents “make it” when their development is threatened by poverty, neglect, maltreatment, war, violence, or exposure to oppression, racism, and discrimination? What protects them when their parents are disabled by substance abuse, mental illness, or serious physical illness? How do we explain the phenomenon of resilience—children succeeding in spite of serious challenges to their development—and put this knowledge to work for the benefit of children and society? The… 
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