The writer of this paper has chosen this particular study in the fact that it was well rounded, well supported and well reviewed. There is also a great interest in not only preventing child abuse but helping children who have been abused or neglected survive.
In considering what research to review the purpose of the study had to be considered? The purpose of this study was to determine a new method to determine resilience. Determining this method would include reviewing resilient children and the outcomes they have had.
This study was carried out by Robert J Flynn, School of Psychology and Centre for Research on Community Services, University of Ottawa, Hayat Ghazal, Services for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell & Centre for Research on Community Services, University of Ottawa, Louise Legault, Child Welfare league of Canada and Center for Research on Community Services, University of Ottawa, and Susan Petricks as well as Gail Vandermeulen from Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, in Canada.
In asking the question, “to what extent does resilience change the outcomes for abused and neglected children who are raised out the home” the researcher is able to determine, also, whether there is a difference in these children when they are raised in home versus those raised out of home. Secondly, there is the question of whether or not children who are not abused or neglected might have a different outcome? This was a qualitative study in which interview was used at different phases of the study (Flynn, Ghazal, Legault, 2003). There were several interviews to each phase, some of the children, some of caregivers, and some of teachers. All of the information was merged for final analysis.
For purposes of the study resilience was defined as “the achievement of positive adaptation despite exposure to significant threat or sever adversity or has good