This coping pattern is based on tenacity, optimism, active problem solving and active extraction of positive growth.
Yet, not all individuals affected by stressful life events, such as childhood adversities, suffer from psychological distress, such as post-traumatic stress syndromes, or medical disorders later in their lives [ 16 ].
Werner identified several protective factors related to the successful adaptation in high risk children, e. Resilient coping was not only associated with lower distress, it also buffered the effects of childhood adversity on distress.
To that end, we launched this work with a local assets map that sets a starting point for our journey. In a representative community survey, we wanted to answer the following questions: How are childhood adversities associated to adjustment, social support and resilience?
What are the effects of childhood adversities and resilience on distress and somatic symptoms? We look forward to learning and working together to create the community we want for our children.
As in our previous surveys [ 75051 ], participants were recruited at sample points of the Eastern and Western states of Germany; the majority High trait resilient subjects show less distress and somatoform symptoms despite reported childhood adversities in comparison to those with low resilient coping abilities.
Additionally, we focus on both, psychological and somatic indicators of health outcomes, in our study.