There are domains of resilience that can be adapted to build resilience in individuals with differing cultural backgrounds, these include:
- building a sense of self efficacy and perceived control
- providing opportunities to strengthen adaptive skills and self-regulatory capacities
- mobilising sources of faith, hope, and cultural traditions
- opportunity to contribute to family or community life
- good educational experience
Although resilience can be developed across all age groups, during the first three years of life, and during adolescence, are the critical windows of opportunity to build resilience that will have a long lasting impact. Human brains develop and change more during these periods than at any other time. This means that, particularly for teenagers, there is huge potential for the development of new skills and capabilities including resilience .
This infographic, produced by Action on ACEs Gloucestershire, shows the different types of community connections that can contribute to building resilience. Each ring represents different levels of influence that can have a positive impact on developing overall resilience. Within each of the rings there is the knowledge, expertise and skills of individual members; the friendships and supportive social networks that develop; and the physical resources and facilities that can combine to enhance wellbeing.