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Resilience can be explained in many different ways. It can also mean different things. Everyone has resilience!
When we talk about resilience, we are talking about staying calm and in control when faced with a challenge.
Resilience is important because it gives people a way to understand trauma and get through tough times.
Being resilient means that you are strong enough to be able to:
People with less resilience may use unhealthy ways to overcome tough times.
Resilience is important because it helps people deal with the bad things that happen to them. This means that people are strong enough to recover from difficult situations.
Example: Trauma, illness, disaster, job loss, a loved one’s death, or the COVID-19 pandemic, etc.
It allows us to manage things in a healthy way and get back on the same path we were on before. Dealing with hard things can mess up our routines, mental or physical health, self-image, relationships, and many other things in our lives. If we’re resilient, we can keep getting better.
People with less resilience may use unhealthy ways to overcome tough times. This can often lead to more issues later. It can also make it difficult to fully recover from the thing that happened in the first place.
|Introduction to Resilience||Resilience can be explained in many different ways. It can also mean different things. Everyone has resilience!||Download file: Introduction to Resilience|
|Why is Resilience Important||Resilience allows individuals to be flexible when something happens. They can think about what happened to them and learn to how to change, respond, and heal.||Download file: Why is Resilience Important|
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.