What is Resliency

Resiliency is our ability to "Bounce Back" from stress or emotional injury (this applies to individuals, families, and couples 

Adaptation to Stressful Situations is based on:
  • Cognitive Ability
  • Temperament
  • Personality 
  • Coping Skills
External factors:
  • Social Support
  • Quality of school/environment
  • Safety
Resilient people "make sense' of life or trauma

There is flexibility of gender roles

They can

  • Stop the Downward Spiral
  • Avoid arbitrary Inference
  • AVOID: Criticism/Stonewalling/Defensiveness/Contempt