Resilience Forum

COPs and Social Learning Theory
Friday 30 June - FREE
1.15pm – 3.00pm
Brunswick, Central Library,
Queen Street, Blackpool

Conference

Children and Young People's Mental Health
Thursday 6 July
8.30am - 4.30pm
Royal National Hotel, London

Training

Blackpool
Free 2hr intro to resilience
Thur 27 Apr - Free

Intro to Resilient Therapy
Mon 15 May - Free/£120

Practitioner resilience
Tue 16 May - Free/£120

Understanding the Academic Resilience Approach
Fri 5 May - Free/£120

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Brighton
Introduction to resilience
Mon 19 Jun - £120

Practitioner resilience
Mon 3 July - £120

Understanding the Academic Resilience Approach
Tue 26 Sep - £120

ARA intensive 3 day course
Mon 8-Wed 10 May - £300

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Framework

Resilience Framework CYP

Our research

Embedding the Resilience Framework: A whole school approach through collaborative enquiry

Steph Coombe is undertaking a PhD at the Univeristy of Brighton supervised by Angie Hart and Carl Walker. She is basing her research in a special school for pupils with emotional, social and behavioural difficulties (ESBD) in East London, set in a deprived Borough with a wide range of ethnic diversity and transience. Not only do pupils have special educational needs, but also frequently have psychological diagnoses such as ADHD. They also have communication difficulties and learning difficulties. A significant number are involved with Social Care and Child and Family Consultation Services to support individual and family issues.

The school decided to use the Resilience Framework because they are aware of the poor predicted life outcomes for our pupils, who face significant disadvantage, along with their complex needs. The school has used it for the past year now, as a whole school approach. Our implementation group does this in several ways; individual work with pupils whom we wish to develop specific skills and strengths in (e.g. talents, positive relationships), using the language of the framework in our daily meetings and with pupils and parents, class work to develop pupil strengths, along with a collaborative inquiry group that involves staff from the School Cook, Midday Supervisors, Support Workers, Teachers and Senior Leaders. This is an exciting opportunity to use a real WHOLE school approach where we use action research to plan, implement and evaluate our actions. It is part of our continuing professional development programme, whereby we are learning from each other in order to support pupils and families to develop resilience as much as possible, as creatively as possible. This approach allows us to think "outside the box" to support pupils, it is not the typical bolt-on approach that most schools use when attempting to support resilience building in children and young people, of once a week lessons for a short period of time.

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