The construct of resilience: Implications for interventions and social policies

  title={The construct of resilience: Implications for interventions and social policies},
  author={S S Lutha and Dante Cicchetti},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  pages={857 - 885}
The focus of this article is on the interface between research on resilience—a construct representing positive adaptation despite adversity —and the applications of this work to the development of interventions and social policies. Salient defining features of research on resilience are delineated, as are various advantages, limitations, and precautions linked with the application of the resilience framework to developing interventions. For future applied efforts within this tradition, a series… 
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