Our 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 clearly acknowledge Boingboing in anything that you draw on in your own work in line with the permissions granted by our Creative Commons Licence, and add links to the Boingboing website so that users can access the detailed rationale and processes applied to using our tools.

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The Boingboing Resilience Framework

The Boingboing Resilience Framework

The Resilience Framework is a handy table that summarises ‘what works’ when supporting children and young people’s resilience according to the Resilience Research base. The Resilience Framework forms a cornerstone of our research and practice. On this page we have pulled together lots of useful links so you can find out all about the Resilience Framework.

Blackpool Climate Co-research report

Blackpool Climate Co-research report

This report has been co-produced by the Blackpool Youth Climate Group and research partners from Boingboing and the CRSJ to share their findings about what young people and adults in Blackpool think and feel about climate change.

The Academic Resilience Approach

The Academic Resilience Approach

Our resources help any school establish systems to build ‘resilience approaches’ that support disadvantaged pupils over time through a whole school approach. Benefitting all pupils and increasing academic resilience, the ARA helps everyone in the school community play a part.

Academic Resilience resources directory

Academic Resilience resources directory

Here you can download the Academic Resilience Approach resources to help any school establish systems to build ‘resilience approaches’ that support disadvantaged pupils over time through a whole school approach. All the Academic Resilience Approach resources are free to download.

Resilience Framework for Children and Young People

Resilience Framework for Children and Young People

This is the classic Resilience Framework for children and young people. The Framework summarises a set of ideas and practices that promote resilience. To create it we distilled what the resilience research base said into a handy table that sets out 42 resilient moves that can be made to support children and young people’s resilience. Available in multiple languages.

Resilience Framework Co-produced with Children in Blackpool

Resilience Framework Co-produced with Children in Blackpool

The Resilience Framework for Primary School children was co-produced by the Resilience Committee at Marton Primary School, Blackpool. The Marton Primary School children learned some valuable resilience and technological skills during the process, which involved rewording some of the items in a more meaningful way for the children, and we think it looks fab! Also available in Danish, German and Polish.

Blackpool Co-produced Family Resilience Framework

Blackpool Co-produced Family Resilience Framework

A group of parents and carers from Blackpool, known as the ‘Parents of the Revolution’, have co-produced a family version of the Resilience Framework as part of Blackpool’s town-wide Resilience Revolution. You can also download a one-page version that just contains the Framework or a 2-page version with a short description and some suggestions.

Family Framework Co-produced with Newport Mind

Family Framework Co-produced with Newport Mind

The Family Resilience Framework was designed to support members of the wider family (parents, siblings, carers etc.) and was developed by Rhian Adams, Tiffany Bales, Laura Brown and Sarah Henderson from Newport Mind, with the support of the participants of the Newport Mind Community of Practice. Also available in Italian, Portugese and Spanish.

Resilience Framework for Adults

Resilience Framework for Adults

The Resilience Framework for Adults applies ideas from the resilience evidence base to adult mental health. The adult Framework was developed as part of Josh Cameron’s PhD research into the work-related needs and experiences of people recovering from mental health problems. Also available in French and German.

Resilience Framework for Children and Young People – Black and White

Resilience Framework for Children and Young People – Black and White

This is the classic Resilience Framework for children and young people produced in black and white in case you, or the young people you support, prefer to colour code it yourselves, or don’t have access to a colour printer. The Resilience Framework sets out 42 resilient moves that can be made to support children and young people’s resilience.

Interactive Resilience Framework

Interactive Resilience Framework

The Interactive Resilience Framework was developed especially for schools with children and young people in mind and has more detail about each idea, including relevant research evidence, suggestions of what to do, and what you people themselves think.

Blank Resilience Framework

Blank Resilience Framework

This version of the Resilience Framework has been left blank so you can fill in your own items. The Resilience Framework summarises a set of ideas and practices that promote resilience. To create it we distilled what the resilience research base said into a handy table that summarises our approach and sets out 42 resilient moves that can be made to support children, young people, families and adults.

The Resilience Tower Game

The Resilience Tower Game

The Resilience Tower is an interactive resource that introduces the Resilience Framework and promotes discussion about the different things or actions that help in life when things get tough. The Resilience Tower is a good conversation starter for either one to one or small group activities.

Including people with learning disabilities in research – A co-produced short film

Including people with learning disabilities in research – A co-produced short film

A short, animated film co-produced with people with learning disabilities that explains why it is important to include people with learning disabilities and autism in research. This film has been made by Boingboing together with ambassadors, co-researchers, staff, students and volunteers from Arts Connect, The Resilience Revolution and the University of Brighton.

Blackpool Youth Climate Assembly Document

Blackpool Youth Climate Assembly Document

This document has been co-produced by the Blackpool Youth Climate Group and research partners from Boingboing and the CRSJ to explain how the group has been created and what they hope to achieve as Blackpool’s dedicated Youth Climate Group.

Presentation to BPS: Developing community resilience and social justice

Presentation to BPS: Developing community resilience and social justice

Earlier this year a bunch of us from Boingboing, Resilience Revolution and CRSJ community presented a webinar for The British Psychological Society introducing the Boingboing approach to resilience and examples of how we put this into practice. You can find the presentation slides and webinar recording here.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health Inquiry – Submission of evidence

Children and Young People’s Mental Health Inquiry – Submission of evidence

In this submission to The House of Lords a group of academics, students, practitioners, parents/carers and young people working as and with disadvantaged communities share their thoughts on whether progress has been made by Government in its ambition to improve children and young people’s mental health provision.

Resilience Revolution Annual Report 2019-2020

Resilience Revolution Annual Report 2019-2020

This annual report shares the fantastic work that is happening in Blackpool to make things better for all young people across the town. It documents all the things the Resilience Revolution community have been up to in the last year and the changes that are being made.

Our Academic Publications

Our Academic Publications

This page presents an archive of selected published works from the Boingboing, Resilience Revolution and CRSJ community. This includes key academic papers, submissions of evidence and a few books relevant to the Boingboing approach to resilience.

Living online: The long term impact on wellbeing – Submission of evidence

Living online: The long term impact on wellbeing – Submission of evidence

In this submission to The House of Lords a bunch of us with different experiences shared our thoughts around how individuals and groups can better access online environments. We suggested the government may potentially help people access the digital world by improving digital inclusivity, accessibility, and data accountability.

Policy/practice impact enquiries and submissions of evidence

Policy/practice impact enquiries and submissions of evidence

Find out more about some of our research in this selection of policy/practice impact enquiries and submissions of evidence focusing on the impacts of policies on young people around the world, people with disabilities, school children and people with experience of mental health issues.

The Revolution Researchers Guide to Co-Producing Research

The Revolution Researchers Guide to Co-Producing Research

In this guide the Revolution Researchers spoke to young people that are part of HeadStart co-production groups to find out about their views and experiences of taking part in co-productive research and what co-production means to them.

The Revolution Researchers Guide to Co-Producing Research

The Revolution Researchers Guide to Co-Producing Research

In this guide the Revolution Researchers use their experience working as part of the Resilience Revolution to share valuable guidance and insight aimed at supporting those who wish to involve young people co-productively in research.

Fostering academic resilience a brief review of the evidence base

Fostering academic resilience a brief review of the evidence base

It is very clear that poor school outcomes can have catastrophic long-term consequences, and there is growing recognition that schools should address ALL pupils’ needs. This brief review of the evidence explores what is meant by the term resilience and gives an overview of what schools can do to foster it in their pupils.

Uniting Resilience Research and Practice With an Inequalities Approach

Uniting Resilience Research and Practice With an Inequalities Approach

This article outlines and provides examples from an approach that we are taking in our research and practice, which we have called Boingboing resilience. We argue that it is possible to bring resilience research and practice together with a social justice approach, giving equal and simultaneous attention to individuals and to the wider system.

Transitions into work for young people with complex needs: a systematic review

Transitions into work for young people with complex needs: a systematic review

The main objectives of this review were to explore current practices, identify factors affecting and strategies used to improve employability. Findings suggest that collaborative strategies covering training, work practices, therapeutic support and creating appropriate work environments, with active involvement of young people, are key in supporting young people with complex needs into employment.

Helping professionals develop an “inequalities imagination” 

Helping professionals develop an “inequalities imagination” 

The ‘inequalities imagination model’ originated from our own research, and led to findings and recommendations regarding clinical and education issues. This article focuses on the creation of the model which, we suggest, could be used to facilitate the development of an ‘inequalities imagination’ in health and social care professionals.

Bounce Forward – Teacher Pack 2019

Bounce Forward – Teacher Pack 2019

In this 10-week programme, co-developed by Lancashire Mind, Blackpool HeadStart and Boingboing, pupils, their friends, family and wider school community can use the Resilience Framework to learn about resilience and try out practical actions to promote resilience building.

Same Pay for the Same Day campaign

Same Pay for the Same Day campaign

The Same Pay for the Same Day campaign is part of the Resilience Revolution, and aims to raise awareness of the difference in wages that young people earn in their workplace compared with other colleagues, simply based on their age.

Getting your head around conferences – Conference guide

Getting your head around conferences – Conference guide

We know that going to a conference can be intimidating. Why should you go? What are they for? What do you do there? In this guide to getting your head around conferences, we hope to answer these questions and provide tips to help you prepare yourself as best as possible.

A selection of our research articles

A selection of our research articles

Find out more about some of our research in this selection of articles from peer-reviewed journals and other publications including ‘Uniting resilience research and practice with an inequalities approach’ and ‘Evaluating resilience-based programs for schools using a systematic consultative review’.

Mobilising Knowledge in Community-University Partnerships

Mobilising Knowledge in Community-University Partnerships

Angie Hart, Ceri Davies, Kim Aumann, Etienne Wenger, Kay Aranda, Becky Heaver & David Wolff (2013): Mobilising knowledge in community-university partnerships: whatdoes a community of practice approach contribute?, Contemporary Social Science: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, DOI:10.1080/21582041.2013.767470

Bounce Forward: A School-Based Prevention Programme for Building Resilience

Bounce Forward: A School-Based Prevention Programme for Building Resilience

In the current study, we longitudinally examined a range of protective factors, which are relevant to young people’s resilience, as well as their mental health outcomes at three time points: before they participated in Bounce Forward, at the end of the programme, and 3–5 months later, when they started Year 6.

Negotiating Leadership in Interdisciplinary Co-Productive Research: A Case Study

Negotiating Leadership in Interdisciplinary Co-Productive Research: A Case Study

In the absence of empirical and conceptual considerations of the negotiation of leadership in teams doing community-based research, this article adds to the leadership literature by offering a critical reflection on positioning and collaborative teams in the context of one interdisciplinary, co-productive, cross-generational and international research project.

Resilient Therapy with children in crisis

Resilient Therapy with children in crisis

This article offers an overview of Resilient Therapy (RT) and outlines a case study of how it can be used in practice. RT draws on the resilience research base, and has been designed to meet the needs of children in crisis by providing insights and analytical tools that help carers and practitioners build relationships of trust in the hardest of circumstances.

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