Topic: Pop up Resilience Forums in Cardiff

Session 1 – Resilience research: Academics and community partners joining force
• Fifth wave resilience: What is it and how can we make it happen? Professor Angie Hart and Emily Gagnon
• How did a choir of young people with learning difficulties create a song that sent a clear message to an audience of academics about the reality of resilience? Carousel Singers
• “Seeing through our eyes”: developing resilience approaches with young adults with learning difficulties through collaborative inquiry. Resilience co-researcher group
• Partnership for resilience with Newport Mind. Sarah Henderson
• Developing a resilience book based on the lives of Looked After Children: How we worked with the University of Brighton. Ross Beard and Jaymi Hensley

Session 2 – Practical approaches for resilience promotion
The Academic Resilience Approach: A free resource for schools. Professor Angie Hart, Ross Beard and Jaymi Hensley
• Resilience work with children and families in Newport.  Sarah Henderson
• Developing resilience with young people through the arts. Lisa Buttery and Art in Mind
• Tea and cake

These events took place on Tuesday 1 July 2014 as one-off pop up Resilience Forums in Cardiff.  The audience heard about practical approaches to resilience building for children and families and were keen to understand more about how community members and local organisations can join forces with university academics. They also heard from some inspiring children, young people and practitioners about what they have been doing to apply resilience ideas to help with challenging situations. Oh and they ate some cake. Om nom.

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