Who are we? Boingboingers biographies

Boingboing is a community of people brought together by a shared passion to explore and develop research and practice that gets to the crux of how to build resilience in complex situations. We use the phrase Boingboing community deliberately; we are a group of individuals of all ages, in paid, volunteer and student roles, who share a real mix of identities. Just about all of us have faced different forms of adversity throughout our lives. This helps keep everything we do at Boingboing focused on working in a way that upholds the principle of ‘nothing about us without us’ and helps us achieve our collective goal of ‘beating the odds, whilst also changing the odds’

Here’s just some of the inspiring people we work with in the Boingboing and wider CRSJ and Resilience Revolution community. You can find out more about them by clicking on their biographies.

Who is Angie Hart?

Who is Angie Hart?

I find the ideas very useful in my family life, especially as I’m the adoptive parent of three gorgeous young people from the care system, all of whom have complex needs, and who are all now young adults.

Kim Aumann

Kim Aumann

I have set up, facilitated, delivered and managed different community based projects all of my working life, bringing an eclectic mix of experience to resilience work.

Didem Aydogan

Didem Aydogan

I am a Visiting Researcher at the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice. I am planning to adapt the Resilience Framework and the ARA to work with socially disadvantaged schools in Turkey.

Caroline Taylor-Beswick

Caroline Taylor-Beswick

I am a qualified social worker and have previously been a foster carer, held several youth work roles and have managed a countywide Children’s Rights service. Looking forward to playing my part in the Resilience Revolution.

Shahnaz Biggs

Shahnaz Biggs

I love the fact that Boingboing is all about resilience. To volunteer with and now work for an organisation that embeds and creates resilience practices as part of its core is fantastic and an amazing opportunity.

Derek Blincow

Derek Blincow

I am interested in resilience as concept as I always felt that this was a way to help children and their families that held more promise than more deficit-based approaches.

Louise Brinton-Clarke

Louise Brinton-Clarke

I have spent the last five and a half years working in mental health and substance misuse. Whilst I remain passionate about these sectors, I feel my new role in BoingBoing will allow me to work alongside my core values – justice, equality and voices being heard.

Lisa Buttery

Lisa Buttery

I became involved with Boingboing through Experience in Mind (an organisation that delivered training and produced resources to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people).

Josh Cameron

Josh Cameron

I am specifically interesting in adapting the Resilience framework and some of its practices for use with adults. I have also really valued and used the collaborative approach Boingboing promotes.

Andrew Church

Andrew Church

I was keen to be a non-executive director since it will give me a better insight into how universities can play a role in working in mutually beneficial ways with this type of organisation, and the social enterprise sector in general, to promote social justice.

Stephanie Coombe

Stephanie Coombe

I am interested in whether or not teachers are able to use the Resilience Framework to achieve more positive outcomes for children whose predicted life trajectories are poor overall.

Tadgh Crozier

Tadgh Crozier

I have worked in substance misuse for 18 years and volunteered with Boingboing since 2015. I really enjoy the variety of work. I support Gay and Bisexual men, who are engaging in chemsex, to overcome obstacles in their recovery.

Scott Dennis

Scott Dennis

I am a parent of three adopted children with complex needs, and I have seen how the Resilience Framework can be used in practice to help build a person’s resilience.

Simon Duncan

Simon Duncan

I’ve been involved in a number of projects, such as presentations about being resilient whilst having a physical disability to a variety of audiences including professionals and trainee social workers.

Vicki Dunham

Vicki Dunham

My increased social and political understanding of resilience led me to the Resilience Framework, to Boingboing, and I am very excited to be joining Blackpool’s Resilience Revolution.

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