Poetry

The Myth of Resilience

Author
  • Angelle Elaine Richardson (Thomas Jefferson University)

Abstract

This poem discusses resilience as an adaption to circumstances children cannot control. It comes from the viewpoint that resilience assumes that there is something to which one can bounce back. However, children who are placed in the foster care system and/or adopted, especially from birth, are born into spaces to which there is no return, yet they are labeled resilient. Children who experience these traumatic circumstances are not resilient, they are adaptable and learn how to thrive and move forward.

Keywords: child, foster care, resilient, Child, Foster Care, Resilience

How to Cite:

Richardson, A. E., (2022) “The Myth of Resilience”, Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis 11(2). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/jctp.12948

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Published on
17 Apr 2022