Resiliens blandt udsatte børn og unge

Astrid Dannemand Sørensen, Natasha Bondo Bøeck, Natalia Liossi Esbensen, Ditte Ledvonova Andersen, Tine Rud Seerup & Liv Risom Petersen

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This study examines how resilience is defined and if resilience is genetically disposed or
socially constructed and how resilience is facilitated when dealing with vulnerable children
and young people. In this study, it is investigated what it is that makes some vulnerable
children and young people more able to prosper in using resilience than other youngsters, here
in the sense of strength to resist adversity. Because resilience does not have a concrete
definition, different theorists are used throughout the study to come up with an offer on how
the concept could be understood, what creates resilience and how it emerges. There are
regularly discussions about the definition of resilience among theorists because of diversities
in understanding the term. Some think resilience is a genetic susceptibility and others
perceive it as being socially constructed. But despite of the differences in definition they all
agree on resilience being an important agent for vulnerable children and young people if they
must stand up against exposed upbringing. This is also confirmed during analysis of a single
case study and interviews with a social worker and a psychologist, who both work with
vulnerable children. Furthermore, different factors are discussed: risk factors and protection
factors. The factors, which facilitates or challenges resilience, can be both internal and
external depending on the person experiencing the factors. Finally, the study comes to a
conclusion which summarizes that resilience is a good thing to facilitate in vulnerable
children and youngsters and therefore it is important to continue research in this topic.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2016
Antal sider85


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