Resilience (Personality)

Working paper

The role of post-disaster institutions in recovery and resilience: a comparative study of three recent disasters – Victorian Bushfires (2009), Queensland Floods (2010-11), and Canterbury Earthquakes (2010-12)

Disasters are focusing events that can drive immediate policy change. It argues that good recovery institutions provide the adaptive capacity that enables communities to recover from natural disasters. This paper briefly describes recovery processes after three natural disasters in Australia and New Zealand between 2009...

Children and the fly-in/fly-out lifestyle: employment related paternal absence and the implications for children

There has been growing interest in the implications of paternal fly-in/fly-out employment (FIFO) for families and children. The current research had a dual aim, first to investigate children’s well-being in relation to family functioning and paternal FIFO employment characteristics and, second, to access children’s own...
Journal article

Exploring the relationship between resilience and help-seeking in homeless youth

Trauma in one’s lifetime is virtually universal in homeless populations. Research on the background of homeless young people suggests that their lives are often characterised by family dysfunction, abuse, maltreatment and neglect, overcrowding in the family home and personal turmoil preceding their first incidence of...

Childhood trauma: developmental pathways and implications for the classroom

New understandings in developmental and neuroscience research have challenged popular ideas about trauma exposure and brain development during childhood. There is a general misconception that children are more resilient than adults to the effects of trauma and will ‘outgrow’ traumatic experiences (Lieberman & Knorr, 2007)...

Strength-based parenting improves children's resilience and stress levels

Children are more likely to use their strengths to effectively cope with minor stress in their life if they have parents who adopt a strength-based approach to parenting. In a study published recently in the Journal Psychology, Professor Lea Waters from the Melbourne Graduate School...
Discussion paper

Building resilience in the face of racism: options for anti-racism strategies

This paper recommends incorporating a focus on resilience in anti-racism strategies and suggest a framework for doing so which builds on the factors understood to promote resilience in those vulnerable to racism.

Increasing the resilience of the Australian alpine flora to climate change

The alpine region around Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, is part of one of the three most at risk ecosystems in Australia from climate change. With higher temperatures and decreased precipitation, snow cover is already declining with even greater reductions predicted in the short to...

Functional resilience of port environs in a changing climate

The growing importance of logistics in increasingly globalised production and consumption systems strengthens the case for explicit consideration of the climate risks that may impact on the operation of ports in the future, as well as the formulation of adaptation responses that act to enhance...

Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate: research synthesis and implications for policy and practice

This report synthesises the research findings from the ‘Climate Resilient Seaports’ project funded by NCCARF and conducted between 2011 and 2012. The intention of the project was to contribute to an emerging knowledge base relating to climate change and seaports, to test and refine assessment...

Resilience and water security in two outback cities

Comparing water security issues in Kalgoorlie and Broken Hill, this report argues that the challenges of balancing water supply and growth are ongoing in both places and likely to become more severe with climate change. This report compares water security issues in two Australian mining...