The principal goal of the Pathways to Resilience Project is to identify pathways that result in positive psychosocial outcomes for youth who face significant levels of adversity.
In other words: to identify what helps young people do well, despite facing risks.
In addition to this, the goals of the Pathways to Resilience Project are:
- To identify pathways through mandated and informal services; the informal family and community supports available to youth; and which service use pathways and support networks are most predictive of positive psychosocial outcomes for youth who face significant levels of adversity.
- To provide participating communities, schools, governments, and service providers a very detailed understanding of young people’s ways of coping with adversity and the risks they face.
- To help service providers from many different organizations find ways to coordinate services, create new services young people say they need, and find ways young people can engage with community and family supports that can help them “grow up well” despite the challenges they face.