Resilience, Education & Development
The RED project started in 2017 and is a longitudinal educational, mental health, and neurocognitive study of resilience in primary school-aged children. It is funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation
Children have a spectrum of different experiences as they develop. These experiences come at school, at home and in the wider community. In some cases children encounter adversity that can impact on educational progress and their mental wellbeing. We want to identify what the key ingredients are to this adversity, and how some children are so resilient to it.
Studying resilience in childhood offers an opportunity to identify positive influences that counteract the typical developmental consequences of adversity. By better understanding what these are we hope to provide an evidence-base for future targeted interventions that promote the positive development of all children.