Reducing the effects of significant adversity on young children’s healthy development is critical to the progress and prosperity of any society. Yet not all children experience lasting harm as a result of adverse early experiences. Some may demonstrate “resilience,” or an adaptive response to serious hardship. A better understanding of why some children do well despite early adversity is important because it can help us design policies and programs that help more children reach their full potential. These three videos provide an overview of why resilience matters, how it develops, and how to strengthen it in children.
2015: Harvard College
October 1, 2013: You Tube
"I Have A Mental Health" is an initiative to help normalize the notion that everyone has a mental health, just like everyone has a physical health (9:16).
April 15, 2013: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Dr. Matthew Klare's lecture on changing the perspective on student dropout (51:40).
April 2013: TED Talk
Angela Lee Duckworth realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success (6:12).
July 18, 2012: Huff Post Education
A report by PBS's Frontline examines the work of Johns Hopkins researcher Dr. Robert Balfanz, who suggests there is a key period in middle school that determines whether a student will eventually drop out.
2005: University of Minnesota
This video illustrates the process of the Dropout Prevention, Retention, and Graduation Initiative (26:33).