Cox on children’s “resilience” two years into a pandemic
Disaster management expert Prof. Robin Cox defines “resilience”, which is different than “bouncing back”, for children two years into a pandemic and how best to support them on Global News.
Here is some of what she had to say:
“In disasters like the pandemic, although some people use the notion of ‘bouncing back’ as being equivalent to ‘resilience,’ we have moved away from that simplistic idea of resilience,” says Cox. “In a disaster we talk about resilience as more the ability to anticipate what is going to happen and the ability to weather it and continue to function as more changes are happening.”
“Part of resilience is being mindful of resilience — thinking, ‘Where am I at? Where are my kids at? What do I need to do, to support my resilience? … acknowledging that the pandemic is stressful and that it has been really hard can go a long way,” says Cox
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