Transitions in the lives of children and young people: resilience factors - full report

This report describes effective strategies, in the fields of health, education and social work, for helping children cope with periods of transition and change through the promotion of resilience. The report draws on an extensive review of the international literature on the promotion of resilience.

In examining the literature, the authors have taken a broad view of children’s “transitions”, taking this to mean any episode where children are having to cope with potentially challenging episodes of change, including progressing from one developmental stage to another, changing schools, entering or leaving the care system, loss, bereavement, parental incapacity or entry to adulthood.

Tony Newman
Sarah Blackburn
Scottish Executive Education Department