Resilience

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Trauma Transmission and Resilience Student Name Institution Abstract In what is termed as ‘holding the secret of our ancestors’, scholars have always debated on the likelihood that trauma is carried across generations. Stressful life events, trauma, and other normal life stressors may pose a potential threat to brain functioning and structure. Victims of trauma may develop psychiatric disorders or even posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, some other victims of trauma survive the stress in what is referred to as resilience; that is, the ability to adapt successfully after experiencing stress or adversity. In the social work practice, social workers have the responsibility to assist trauma patients to recover from loss by initiating clinical procedures and psychological interventions to manage the consequences of stress. This essay presents an in-depth analysis of resilience regarding psychologist Bandura's experiment to support the social learning theory. Also, I will highlight cognitive and behavioral coping strategies that victims of trauma can embrace to develop resilience; with a focus on youthful (adolescents) populations. Keywords: Resilience, PTSD, trauma, stressors, coping strategies Part 1 In the video, the social learning theory of aggressiveness is exemplified in the Bobo Doll experiment. Psychologist Bandura is known to have pioneered the social or behavioral learning theory which can be summarized in the properties of attention, memory, and motivation. As such, Bandura suggests that human beings can learn from each other by observation, imitation, and replication of the behaviors learned. From that point of view, it can be argued that

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