What do you mean, I’m “resilient”?


  • Carole Adamson University of Auckland
  • Luis Arevalo




resilience, disaster


This viewpoint explores the concept of “resilience” and the divergent uses of this term by those experiencing adversity, and by those observing and responding to the adversity of others.

Author Biography

Carole Adamson, University of Auckland

Senior Lecturer, School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work


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How to Cite

Adamson, C., & Arevalo, L. (2017). What do you mean, I’m “resilient”?. Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work, 29(3), 122–125. https://doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol29iss3id302