New Resilience Scale

Check out this very nice infographic video clip from the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative   on the concept of resilience. https://vimeo.com/106322359

Great example of Knowledge Translation and beautiful overview of why some youth respond one way to stressors and others in a completely opposite way. Also reinforces the need to develop interventions, programs and supports for youth that are sensitive to their needs, prior experiences and biological disposition. As we have come to learn through years of failed randomized controlled trials in weight loss in clinical settings or schools for example, the variation in the response to interventions says a lot about the importance of creating individualized plans. Recognizing this, programs would be flexible, adaptable and response to a child's needs, particularly for those who live in challenging social environments or have experienced significant adversity early in life.