Enhancing Resilience Children and Young People

Training courses for all of those caring for and working with vulnerable children and young people

We speak about the importance of building resilience in children, however, we often forget or don’t understand what this means this quote below highlights exactly what this course aims to achieve:

‘The kinds of things we need to make happen (e.g. events, parenting strategies, relationships, resources) to help children manage life when it’s tough. Plus ways of thinking and acting that we need ourselves if we want to make things better for children.’  (Aumann & Hart, 2009, p. 11)

Whatever has gone wrong in the lives of young people in the past, in order to develop as successful adults, they need help to overcome the adversity they have experienced.

Some of what’s necessary for this comes from the strengths that the young people have within themselves: humour, intelligence, persistence, courage, insight about their problems, loyalty and the ability to understand the actions of others.

Carers, teachers and workers play an important part in helping children make use of the quality of resilience – the strengths or protective factors which can help a child overcome adversity and enhance self-esteem.

This 1 day course meets the requirements of National Minimum Standards