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Fostering Resilience, Respect & Healthy Growth in Childhood and Beyond

This Special Collection offers resources that promote strategies for creating environments where children can thrive with a particular focus on enhancing capacity for resilience across the lifespan.

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Fostering Resilience, Respect & Healthy Growth in Childhood and Beyond by Ericka Kimball and Casey Keene for the Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (ACE-DV) Leadership Forum , a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (July 2016)

While this collection emphasizes primary prevention strategies that foster healthy attitudes and behaviors, it also reflects our understanding of trauma as a common human experience, and explores post-traumatic growth as a positive framework for understanding trauma within the context of child development. Central to this collection is the belief that advocates working to end gender based violence are committed to the safety and well being of all children, and wish to create social change by investing in the potential that children offer – the promise of a new generation of non-violent, respectful young people and adults who resist traditional social norms that perpetuate violence against women and girls.