Resilience Forum

Monday 13 June 2016 - Survivor to Thriver (S2T) strengths based group intervention: promoting resilience & posttraumatic growth in women survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Tuesday 14 June 2016 - Trauma-informed approaches to families and justice in the United States
Thursday 7 July 2016 - Whole school approach to using the Resilience Framework with pupils with complex needs
Wednesday 13 July 2016 - Resilient adolescents in Australia

Dates for your diary (further details to come)
Thursday 3 November 2016

Previous Resilience Forums

The Resilience Forum is a space where we welcome and encourage discussion, disagreement and debate about resilience research and practice.  As another way of developing our work further, we invite a few speakers to focus briefly on a specific aspect of resilience and then open it up to the floor.  Presenters at the Resilience Forum have included parents, young people, academics and practitioners and a similar mix is planned for future events.  Monthly Forums are held in Brighton and several times a year in Hastings. In Brighton, we usually meet at the Falmer or Moulsecoomb campus of the University of Brighton and in Hastings, we usually meet at Priory Square or Havelock Road buildings of the University of Brighton. In collaboration with YoungMinds, we run a resilience forum in London, again several times a year. This takes place at their office near London Bridge.

"To be able to reflect on our how I am integrating Resilience into practice was so valuable. I really do appreciate the forums which are consistently excellent, inspiring and challenging."

"Different aspects and different evidence – a very interesting experience."

"It felt as if everybody played a part in it. Great!"

ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research is welcome and attendance at the Resilience Forum is free. The only stipulation is that you have tried to get your head around one of our RT books or at least something specific on resilience before you come so we all have a basic shared understanding.

So far debates have included child protection, sociological critiques of resilience, hope, inequalities, well-being, mentoring, reoffending, whether RT can be used to support young adults, collective resilience, building resilience in practice and feedback from eight intrepids from Brighton who went to a resilience conference in Halifax, Canada.

"Very stimulating debate and enjoyable too. Thank you."

"I enjoyed the points of discussion and the difference of opinion. Good to hear other people’s perspectives."

"This was excellent thank you!"

It’s a friendly, lively forum with a real mix of participants which we try to keep on the small side so we can have a good chat. So, if you feel like coming along contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and we’ll sign you up to the mailing list so you get reminders in plenty of time. We promise to do our best to make you feel welcome, particularly if you've never been to one of these events at the university before.  Everyone gets a look in at the Forum. As one community partner put it, "it’s not just academics gobbing off." So come on down to the Resilience Forum. Three guesses who thought of that punchy name….

If you would like to view a Forum presentation again, or if you were unable to attend, we hope to upload slides to boingboing after each event in our Resources section.