Book Chapter

The Relationship between School Connectedness, Family Functioning, and Resilience

Pathways to Belonging | Brill | Sense | Published : 2018


Increasing concern about the level of anxiety and depression in the Australian population has led to calls for the implementation of resilience training in schools, with parents being encouraged to focus on their children's resilience. Resilience is defined variously, but its essence is captured in the following definition: 'Resilience is the ability to cope and thrive in the face of negative events, challenges or adversity'.