The project has several goals. Specifically, the Negotiating Resilience project aims to:
- Document a plurality of protective processes in the lives of youth exposed to significant amounts of risk as defined by different communities, from the perspectives of youth themselves.
- Further our understanding of children as social actors, interacting with their environments in ways that shape, and are shaped by, their social ecologies.
- Explore gender-based differences in youths’ interactions with their social ecologies and the protective processes they engage in.
- Develop a set of qualitative protocols for gathering visual methods data useful to the study of resilience across diverse cultures and contexts.