Here are some resources written by RIRO staff and consultants
about helping children and adults develop resilience.
Resilience – giving children the skills to bounce back
Darlene Kordich Hall & Jennifer Pearson. November 2003. Original
Report on Voices for Children website.
here to view this report which highlights the literature
on the impact of thinking habits on resilience and summarizes
RIRO pilot project activities and research findings.
* Resilience: Coping
effectively with life's challenges (Part 1 in a series)
Jennifer Pearson & Darlene Kordich Hall. Winter 2007. Interaction,
* Critical abilities
related to the development of resilience (Part 2 in a series)
Jennifer Pearson & Darlene Kordich Hall. Spring 2007. Interaction,
* Using literature
to promote children's resilience (Part 3 in a series) (522Kb
Jennifer Pearson & Darlene Kordich Hall. Fall 2007. Interaction,
* Partnerships to
Enhance Children's Problem Solving Skills (519Kb
Jennifer Pearson & Darlene Kordich Hall. Fall 2008. Interaction,
* Problem Solving Resource
Sheet (415Kb PDF)
Jennifer Pearson & Darlene Kordich Hall. 2008. Ottawa: Canadian
Child Care Federation.
* Fostering Optimism
in Young Children (85Kb PDF)
Darlene Kordich Hall. Fall 2000. Interaction, 19-22.
here to view article.
Resilience: Parent Information Handout (59Kb
here to view handout containing information about seven
abilities that researchers say are associated with resilience.
Simple ways to promote these abilities in children are presented.
Optimism, Hardiness and Resiliency: A Review of the Literature
Michelle Bissonette. August 1998. Toronto: The Child & Family
here to view a literature review commissioned by the Child
and Family Partnership to pull together research from several
fields of study important in understanding children's resilience.
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more articles on resilience.
are reprinted with the permission of the Canadian Child Care
Federation (CCCF) and appear in their quarterly publication
Interaction. See www.qualitychildcarecanada.ca
for other resources offered by the CCCF.