Resilience and Childhood Deprivation

Childhood deprivation is linked to various factors in the environment which are associated with neglect. Neglect can be defined as a failure of the caregiver, whether it is purposeful or not, of providing basic social, physical, or/and emotional. Poverty, family issues, and other factors can all contribute to childhood deprivation. Deprivation can result in trauma, which can be detrimental to a person’s life. The ability to bounce back from stress and a traumatic event is called – resilience. If a person demonstrates resilience, there is a greater chance that they will return to their pre-trauma state, with no or little detrimental consequences on their character.