Can resilience change over time? Patterns and transitions in resilience among young children involved with the child welfare system

Susan Yoon, Junyeong Yang, Fei Pei, Juan Lorenzo Benavides, Öznur Bayar, Jessica A. Logan, Sherry Hamby

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Abstract

This study examined transitions in resilience profiles and the role of caregiver risk and protective factors in resilience transition probabilities over 18 months among children involved with the child welfare system, using latent profile analysis and latent transition analysis. The sample included 486 children (48% female, baseline Mage = 3.49). There were three resilience profiles at Time 1 (19.9% low emotional behavioral, 26.1% low cognitive, 54.0% multidomain) and two profiles at Time 2 (18.9% low emotional behavioral, 81.1% multidomain). Caregiver mental health problems were negatively associated with membership in the multidomain resilience group at Time 1. Higher levels of cognitive stimulation were associated with initial and continued membership in the multidomain resilience group. Implications for resilient child development are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-207
Number of pages17
JournalChild Development
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024

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