Topic:  Building Resilience alongside vulnerable young people in a technological age – Claire Stubbs

Resources: You can download Claire’s slides.

Session Summary:  Social media is changing the way young people interact with each other. Using social media is amongst the most common activity of young people, with one research poll demonstrating that 22% of young people access social networking sites more than ten times a day. For vulnerable young people, social media has been identified as another challenge they have to face posing risks to their psychological, emotional and physical safety.

This Resilience Forum highlights the risks to young people’s resilience through social media and explores ways of dealing with them. It considers how the Resilience Framework developed by Angie Hart and colleagues can be applied in practice. We will discuss how this might help equip parents, practitioners and young people themselves with mechanisms to foster young people’s resilience despite the challenges of growing up in a social networking culture. Be prepared to get stuck in with any ideas you have to support young people better in this tricky terrain.

Biography: Claire practices as a Psychological Therapist and completed her clinical doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy on the mechanisms that support young men’s resilience to reoffending. She has six years’ experience working with young people in a psychotherapeutic capacity, supporting young people to work through a range of issues including addictions, self-harming, relationships, loss, bereavement, anxiety and depression. Claire also has extensive experience of managing services that target disadvantaged young people, has managed a health programme within the Youth Development Service, managed the Pulse project, and was the Teenage Pregnancy & Pulse Development Manager in East Sussex. Practice and personal experience prompted the interest in the resilience research field in an attempt to understand what can be done to nurture young people’s resilience.

Who might be most interested:  Parents, carers, community workers, volunteers, academics, practitioners, researchers, students, public sector workers, young people and service users.

This session took place on Monday 7 December 2015.

The Resilience Forum is for ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research!

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