Introduction

A whole community approach toward child and youth resilience promotion: A review of resilience literature

Author: Khanlou, N., & Wray, R. (2014)

A whole community approach toward child and youth resilience promotion: A review of resilience literature

Khanlou, N., & Wray, R. (2014). A whole community approach toward child and youth resilience promotion: A review of resilience literature. International journal of mental health and addiction, 12(1), 64-79.

Description

A review of the literature on child and youth resilience by Canadian authors, this article provides definitions of resilience and explores connections between resilience and positive mental health. Emphasis is placed on social determinants and whole community approaches to interventions that include family, school and community.

Potential use

This is a useful review for those interested in resilience as a strength-based concept with implications for mental health promotion. It provides support for interventions that reduce health inequities and for local initiatives. It provides rationale for early interventions in the life course.

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