Introduction to Resilience December 2016
Tuesday, 6 December 2016 from 09:30 to 16:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
UNDERSTANDING RESILIENCE & PUTTING IT INTO PRACTICE
FOR ANYONE SUPPORTING CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES
Resilience refers to the positive capacity we have to achieve good outcomes in spite of hardships or serious threats to our development. Finding ways to boost a child’s ability to respond resiliently when life is tough, can help them to do better than you might have thought they would. It can boost the likelihood of better long-term outcomes for them. A resilience lens can help not only beat the odds for individual children, but also to change them for children more widely.
This workshop offers an introduction to the concept of resilience and resilience theory and provides the opportunity to consider those things we can do to cushion a vulnerable child, and vulnerable children more broadly, from the worst effects of adversity. It introduces our Resilience Approach – a straightforward and strategic way of working with children, young people and families that builds capacity to manage life’s challenges more resiliently - because overcoming adversity, whilst also potentially changing, or even dramatically transforming, (aspects of) that adversity is what matters.
By the end of the workshop you will:
• have built on your understanding of the resilience evidence base
• know why and how some children and young people beat the odds better than others
• be able to identify resilience building principles and techniques
• have considered how to link ‘resilience’ with your own work with children and families
• have learnt about a practical approach that aims to turn resilience theory into practice for all to use.
Who should attend?
This introductory workshop is for anyone keen to understand resilience. For example: community family workers, teachers and school staff, social workers, resource officers, early years workers, parents, carers, foster parents, learning mentors, personal advisors, youth workers and so on.
What will it cover?
Definitions of resilience, why they matter and what the resilience research tells us.
Using resilient principles & techniques in everyday work & life.
A strategic framework to building resilience with children, young people and families.
Putting resilience ideas into practice: Basics, Belonging, Learning, Coping, Core Self.
Venue: Brighton - further details about the venue will be issued closer to the event.
Tutors: Lindsay Hill (Qualified social worker and former Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton) (external link)
Date: Tuesday 6th December 2016 (9.30am to 4.00pm)
£120 (Includes refreshments and a light lunch). Limited spaces, so book early.
We have a small number of places available for unwaged people (£20 a ticket). Please email us at email@example.com
explaining why you would like to attend the course and explaining your circumstances.
All cancellations up to the 29th November will be charged an administration fee of £10. After this date, cancellations will be charged at the full workshop fee.
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Boingboing provides opportunities to learn about resilience. We run regular Resilience Forums, develop Resilience Frameworks, books and other materials, and offer training and talks on resilient approaches to life’s challenges.