Resources – Getting hold of our stuff

Boingboing offers its information through books, a learning programme of keynotes, seminars and workshops, communities of practice and a parent support course. Many of our resources are free to download from the site or to read online. Anyone can access these resources for free, but please properly reference Boinboing in anything that you draw on in your own work.

You can now order our printed books directly from us, along with items from our new range of co-produced resilience tools, by downloading an order form (.doc) and emailing it to us. We hope to offer an increasing range of products in our online store.

One Step Forward – Young people in care

One Step Forward – Young people in care

One Step Forward is a visual guide to resilience written & illustrated by young people in foster care, Boingboing and the Virtual School for Children in Care. Navigate your route towards resilience! Take your time to explore the activities, enjoy the images and take inspiration from the stories.

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Mental health and the Resilient Therapy toolkit

Mental health and the Resilient Therapy toolkit

This book is for any parent or carer who is concerned about the mental health of their child. It is written by young people who have themselves experienced mental health issues, with a little help from a couple of adult friends. It is designed to give parents and carers insight into how young people themselves see their world and the problems they experience.

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A Kinship Carers’ Resource – Using Resilience Ideas in Practice

A Kinship Carers’ Resource – Using Resilience Ideas in Practice

Becoming a kinship carer can be a hard job. It may well be harder than anything that you have ever done before. Kinship carers care for grandchildren, nieces, nephews or children who are friends of their family. Due to difficult circumstances and social services involvement they have taken on the caring role of children who cannot be looked after by their birth parents.

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Our schools-based resilience projects

Our schools-based resilience projects

Our schools-based resilience research adapts the Resilience Framework for use in schools and helps schools make resilient moves across the whole school community via an Academic Resilience Approach. A number of schools – mainstream secondary, primary, special and a virtual school for looked after children – are working with us on this.

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Building resilience through arts resources

Building resilience through arts resources

An arts for resilience practice guide has been produced by the project team (including young people). It contains instructions on how to conduct a range of practical visual arts activities that we have identified as being resilience promoting.

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