|Communities of Practice (CoPs)|
Our RT Communities of Practice (CoPs) bring the knowledge held by academics, practitioners, parents and carers together. They aim to generate new ways of thinking about and building resilience with children and young people having tough times.
CoPs can be organised around any theme or issue. They're groups of people who share a passion for the same thing. What's really exciting about them though, is that they cut across traditional organisational barriers and hierarchies, to bring ALL perspectives to bear on a particular topic or a specific field of interest. They avoid giving more importance to professional knowledge over actual lived experience, which often mean that CoPs raise stimulating questions about what knowledge is and whose knowledge we are talking about. You can hear Angie talking about CoPs as part of the Creative STEM programme.
Finding WAYS TO BUILD RESILIENCE is our shared passion.
The ultimate goal of our RT CoPs is to shape resilience practice for the better. So we rely on partners being willing to share their ideas, reflect on their research and practice, and be open to new ways of thinking about and supporting children, young people and families.
Co-ordinated and facilitated by Kim Aumann, you can find out more by reading about our current CoP and two completed CoPs:
1) Bouncing Back CoP – made up of 21 members who met monthly for two years to learn about and test resilient ideas.
3) Targeted Youth Service CoP – a group of 21 people who are meeting monthly during 2012 to learn about resilience and how to apply it to their own settings.