Our Mission - A Safe Place to Land
The mission of Positive Resistance is to
exclusively support and develop the resilience of youth maturing
in the foster care system.
Transformation for Today
When did your adolescence end? Most
adults will give an age, or name a period in time when they felt
they were no longer a child, without giving consideration to
their proficiency in overcoming the developmental stages of
adolescence. Are you self motivating? Have you developed the
self-control which would make you capable of implementing and
adhering to an ethical system? Did you discover your
relationship to your peer group? Can you build new skills? Are
you able to empathize with others? Have you developed emotional
and psychological independence? Were you able to arrive at a
self-definition based solely upon your opinion of yourself? If
one were to consider it, the passage into adulthood involves
mastering several of these very tasks.
How will we evolve? When the environment of a child is
balanced and in harmony with his inner world he lets go of his
parents' hands and marches through the developmental stages of
adolescence, eagerly leaving childhood behind while stretching
towards adult life, self assured. However, what becomes of this
same youth if his environment failed him? Can he continue to
find an incentive for good behavior when no reward appears to be
present? What happens to his individual frustrations? What
principles will he arrive at? With limited parenting is this
child more reliant upon the knowledge of his peers? Does he
trust in his ability to get things done? Is he confident with a
firm sense of emotional security or is he afraid to grow up? Did
the daily emotional fluctuations numb his spiritual condition?
Can this child learn to give and receive love? Does his
community need him? Furthermore, where does he place himself in
the context of society?
The task to end adolescence is more complex for foster children.
Their development is constantly interrupted as they work twice
as hard to reach a place of normalcy. To put it concretely,
foster youth have the same developmental chores as all other
children only they have fewer tools. Positive Resistance is an
organization supported by the passion and effort of volunteers
nationwide. Our plan is to minimize at-risk behavior in helping
youth find resources while focusing on their abilities and
individual gifts, enabling them to imagine performing optimally
as adults, future parents and societal contributors.
Foster Children Programs -
Donate to Our Cause
You can be an ambassador of hope and make
a tax deductable donation where dollar for dollar supports our
programs and allows us to empower foster youth.
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