Got Bounce?
is Pauletta Washington's educational series on the UN Development Programme's Crisis Prevention and Recovery.

Resilience is one of the key characteristics that give agency to the wounded soul to bounce back.

Children need to become resilient to overcome the many adversities they face and will face in life, but they cannot do it alone.

Children need adults who know how to promote resilience and are, indeed, becoming more resilient themselves.

Can resilience be learned?

You bet.

Family, friends and community support can turn negative feelings, vengeance and hostility into resilience, coping and thriving.

Develop your capacity to forgive. Commit to letting go of resentment and thoughts of revenge.

Learn about worlds outside your own. Stop stereotypes. Unlearn negative or uninformed associations.

Combat bullying.


Got Bounce? helps people of all ages to build the skills necessary for recovery from any crisis.

Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone.

If every one of us becomes more resilient or helps another person to develop resilience and confidence, we will all become more successful socially and academically. We will be better prepared to cope with life.

The skills of resilience you learn during really bad times will be useful even after the bad times end. These are good skills to have every day.

Resilience can help you be one of the people who've "got bounce".