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Resilience Resource Toolkit

Many young people in foster care have experienced considerable challenges that place them at risk of negative adult outcomes: poverty, separation, abuse, neglect, loss, and disruption.

Yet with the right support systems, they can develop resilience in the face of adversity. When young people develop resilience, they are able to cope with, adapt to, and recover from even the most substantial challenges. Young people who develop resilience are more flexible and able to seek help and solve problems when stressed. They maintain a clearer sense of who they are and who they want to be when they face challenges.
Developing resilience is markedly essential for young people leaving foster care to grow and succeed as adults. 

Please click on the links below for information on resilience, educational resilience, resilience development, and evidence-based practice for resilience development in youth.

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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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