Resilience training for functioning adults: program description and preliminary findings from a pilot investigation

Int J Emerg Ment Health. Spring 2010;12(2):117-29.


It has previously been asserted that the construct of resilience holds great promise for diverse high-risk populations and that resilience may be an attribute that can be acquired through training. A rich body of literature suggests the strengths that comprise resilience. This paper describes a resilience training program based upon the identified strengths of resilience and provides additional preliminary data from a pilot investigation which lend support to the idea that resilience can be acquired through training. Suggestions for future research are provided.

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum*
  • Humans
  • Mental Health
  • Pilot Projects
  • Program Development*
  • Resilience, Psychological*
  • United States