Year: 1998 Source: Social Service Review, v.72, no.3, (September 1998), p.337-364 SIEC No: 19990301

This article explores the minimally studied area of resilience building in disadvantaged children. Many clinicians believe that giving children coping tools at a young age will eventually contribute to stronger mental health, and aid in preventing adult breakdowns and mental illness. Topics also include childhood “stressors”, children affected by poor economic and social conditions, previous treatment efforts and program development to build resiliency and coping skills in youth.