How does social support enhance resilience in the trauma-exposed individual?

Lauren M. Sippel, Robert H. Pietrzak, Dennis S, Charney, Linda C. Mayes, Steven M. Southwick
2015 Ecology and Society  
Although most resilience science has focused on individual-level psychosocial factors that promote individual resilience, theorists and researchers have begun to examine neurobiological and systems-level factors implicated in resilience. In this commentary we argue that the development of effective interventions to enhance resilience necessitates understanding that resilience in the individual is dependent on multiple layers of society. Further, we suggest that there is a bidirectional
more » ... hip between systems-level resilience (i.e., resilience of romantic partners, family members, neighborhoods, and larger social contexts) and individual resilience. We suggest directions for future research and interventions, with the goal of stimulating research efforts that address these questions among traumaexposed individuals.
doi:10.5751/es-07832-200410 fatcat:erkju35olvhknmk5atmz6f3vpm