International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Building Resilience during Life Stages: Current Status and Strategies
Sadguna Anasuri, Ph.D., CFLE

Within various stages of life, individuals encounter events filled challenges and distress, which can hinder or hamper them in overcoming and moving forward to the next stage. Resilience is psychological approach of positively adjusting to the environment, when struck with adversity. Childhood, youth, adolescence and young adult stages are each delicate stages of life, in which potentially traumatic events might occur. Children and youth in particular have a greater likelihood of encountering problems throughout their developmental process due to lack of proper familial support and societal intervention. Adverse events during family life cycle can translate into issues in family relationships, mental health and overall family functioning. These contexts may be escalated due to other challenges such as differences in structure and composition of families, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The current review examines the psychological approach (resilience), its manifestation and influence during different developmental stages of life.

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