Glossary of Terms
- Generally used to describe the concept of adapting to or bouncing back from a negative event or experience.
- Defined in a number of different ways as something one has, something one develops, or something one uses, which reflects a lack of consensus over the specific qualities or components that make up resilience.
- Can refer to the resilience of individuals but can also refer to the resilience of groups (e.g., families, teams, organizations).
- Resilience has been used to describe the ability to adapt and maintain, or return to previous levels of good well-being in individuals or groups (e.g., families, teams, organizations).
- Resilience may be influenced by factors internal to individuals and by factors created by groups (e.g., families, teams, organizations).
- Resilience is not constant, but may vary over time due to internal and/or external factors.
For General Public
- A person’s ability to adapt to challenges or bounce back after a bad experience.
- This ability can be further supported or undermined by the groups to which a person belongs (e.g., by their families, teams, organizations).
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