Resources for Parents and Carers

On this page you will find articles and links to a variety of resources aimed at supporting our own mental health and that of children, young people, families, and adults. These resourses have been written, co-produced and shared by the Boingboing, Resilience Revolution and CRSJ community. 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.

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 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.

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.

Helping Children with Complex Needs Bounce Back

Helping Children with Complex Needs Bounce Back

Resilient Therapy is an innovative way of strengthening children with complex needs, that anyone can use. This tried-and-tested handbook is accessible and fun, includes exercises and worksheets, and breaks down research to apply to everyday situations.

One Step Forward – Young people in care

One Step Forward – Young people in care

A visual guide to resilience written & illustrated by young people in foster care and care leavers, Boingboing, the Virtual School for Children in Care and the University of Brighton. Navigate your route towards resilience! Take your time to explore the activities, enjoy the images and take inspiration.

Changing Lanes – Promoting resilience to reoffending

Changing Lanes – Promoting resilience to reoffending

Changing Lanes is a research-based toolkit that helps us understand what can be done to support young men who have been involved in crime to find different paths. The toolkit shares the voices of 8 young people who took part in the research.

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.

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