Although quality child care and early learning can boost resilience, few early educators receive the support they need to strengthen resilience in themselves, one another and the children they care for. Resilience is positive adaptation in the face of adversity or trauma, such as abuse, neglect, household substance abuse, racism, death in the family, and other traumas such as living through a global pandemic.
In collaboration with OSU College of Health faculty, OSU Extension Family and Community Health developed a series of publications focusing on how early educators can nurture resilience through daily interactions with children and their families and how community members can further aid those efforts.
What makes a child resilient? Read more about protective factors, mindful practices and interactions in the factsheets below.