Recovery & Resilience

‘The single most common factor for children who develop resilience is at least one stable and committed relationship …. ’.

Click here to hear Ian Wright talk about a key relationship

Resilience is about how well a person can adapt to challenging events in their life. Individuals who show a high degree of resilience have the ability to ‘bounce back’ more quickly and with less stress than those whose resilience is less developed. Whilst resilient individuals still feel the intensity of the event or problem, they have developed a more effective way of dealing with it more quickly than others. Everyone at any age, from any background, irrespective of education or family circumstances has both the capacity to be overwhelmed by intense emotions and also to increase their resilience. Positive and supportive relationships that provide reassurance and encouragement in challenging times are a key factor in promoting resilience and schools can play a crucial role in developing and supporting these.


Find out more about attachment

What is attachment and why is it important? The quality of attachment that an infant develops with a specific caregiver is largely determined by the caregiver’s response to the infant when the infant’s attachment system is ‘activated’ 


Find out more about trauma

Trauma is a psychological response to an event that a person’s nervous system perceives as life-threatening to themselves or others and which exceeds their capacity to cope with the emotions involved.


Join ARC

By joining The ARC you will become part of a growing community who are all committed to developing best practice by sharing their learning about attachment and trauma.