Resilience Forum

Arts activist approach to drought resilience
Friday 9 June - FREE
1.15pm - 3.00pm
E513 Checkland Building
Falmer Campus
University of Brighton

COPs and Social Learning Theory
Friday 30 June - FREE
1.15pm – 3.00pm
Brunswick, Central Library
Queen Street, Blackpool


Children and Young People's Mental Health
Thursday 6 July
8.30am - 4.30pm
Royal National Hotel, London


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Resilience Framework CYP

What is resilience?

Resilience is:

- Bouncing Back? Bouncing Up? Bouncing Forward?
- Doing better than you'd think given the circumstances?
- Beating the odds?

Or as our boingboing working definition (as of December 2013) puts it:

- Beating the odds whilst also changing the odds.

Google ‘resilience’ and you’ll get over 9.5 million hits.  From understanding how to improve the lot of kids going through tough times, to choosing tights that won’t ladder, ‘resilience’ is in the frame. 

‘Resilience’ has been wheeled on to explain differences in how well individuals cope with adversity. It’s used in thinking on disaster relief, planning community development initiatives, advertising the latest wrinkle-diminishing face cream, and in school settings, improving children’s ability to bounce back.

But what exactly does the word mean? And, is it really that useful for anyone interested in helping people overcome serious inequalities?

In this resilience section we will try to introduce: