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Resilience

Do you ever feel stretched to the breaking point? We’ve all felt that way … we are built to STRETCH to respond to the demands of our lives, and we’re stretched to various degrees every day. How is that we’re able to keep on stretching? And what do we do when we feel that we really are at a breaking point?

RESILIENCE is like our “response rubber band.” It is what helps us cope with daily life and all its stressors, even when we’re dealing with failure, loss, negativity, abuse, and illness. When we have had experiences in our lives that make us resilient, we have a very stretchy rubber band that allows us to respond positively to deal with stress … and bounce back to relax again.

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Do you ever feel stretched to the breaking point? We’ve all felt that way … we are built to STRETCH to respond to the demands of our lives, and we’re stretched to various degrees every day. How is that we’re able to keep on stretching? And what do we do when we feel that we really are at a breaking point?

RESILIENCE is like our “response rubber band.” It is what helps us cope with daily life and all its stressors, even when we’re dealing with failure, loss, negativity, abuse, and illness. When we have had experiences in our lives that make us resilient, we have a very stretchy rubber band that allows us to respond positively to deal with stress … and bounce back to relax again.

What makes us resilient?

  • Caring & consistent relationships with others
  • Emotionally supportive friends, neighbors, & family members
  • Safe communities in which to learn and find fulfillment in a variety of ways
  • Opportunities for exercise, relaxation, & meditation

When people experience challenges to resilience, that does not mean that there is no hope! There are, in fact, plen- ty of resources in Catawba County to support and strengthen resilience for children and for adults. Just think about where you connect with others!

For more information:
Dr. Gail Summer
KidsREADy Catawba Project Coordinator
kidsready@catawbacountync.gov
828-695-6302

  • Work & school
  • Places of worship
  • Libraries, museums, & cultural events
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Support groups
  • YMCA, gyms, & walking tracks

If you need to be CONNECTED to RESOURCES, call the Children’s Resource Center at 828-695-6565 or go to www.childrensresourcecenter.org. They are our county’s resource & referral agency, and they can point you in the right direction!

For more information about our Resilience work, call 828-695-6302 or email kidsready@catawbacountync.gov.