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CONZATTI, Rosemara  e  MOSMANN, Clarisse. Resilience in hosted children: their perceptions of adversities. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2015, vol.21, n.2, pp. 352-378. ISSN 1677-1168.

Resilience in psychology involves different aspects and abilities of people to overcome obstacles, is considered a relevant factor to be studied in the context of institutional care. This study exploratory, descriptive, with mixed design aimed to analyze the relationship between resilience and risk and protective factors in the perception of children in institutional care. It was conducted in two stages, the first being through a Resilience Scale and the second through a semi-structured interview, with ten children between six and twelve years-old received in the city of Porto Alegre. The results show that although the process of institutional care presents risk for participants, high levels of resilience were found. In their speeches, they value the protection mechanisms available, demonstrating cope adaptively with adversity. We concluded that the participants cope well with adversity and that the protection mechanisms can be explored to promote resilience as a factor of mental health

Palavras-chave : Psychological resilience; Child institutionalized; Risk factors.

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