Resilience Forum

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


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


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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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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Resilience Framework CYP

Communities of Practice

Our RT Communities of Practice (CoPs) bring the knowledge held by academics, practitioners, parents and carers together. They aim to generate new ways of thinking about and building resilience with children and young people having tough times.

CoPs can be organised around any theme or issue. They're groups of people who share a passion for the same thing. What's really exciting about them though, is that they cut across traditional organisational barriers and hierarchies, to bring ALL perspectives to bear on a particular topic or a specific field of interest. They avoid giving more importance to professional knowledge over actual lived experience, which often mean that CoPs raise stimulating questions about what knowledge is and whose knowledge we are talking about. You can read a transcript of Angie talking about CoPs as part of the Creative STEM programme.

Finding WAYS TO BUILD RESILIENCE is our shared passion.

The ultimate goal of our RT CoPs is to shape resilience practice for the better. So we rely on partners being willing to share and reflect on their ideas, research and practice, and be open to new ways of thinking about and supporting children, young people and families.

You can find out more by reading about our current CoP and two completed CoPs:

1) Bouncing Back CoP – made up of 21 members who met monthly for two years to learn about and test resilient ideas.

2) East Sussex RT CoP – a group of 15 people with a focus on building resilience with young people aged 13 years and over. Download the executive summary or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us for the full report.

3) Targeted Youth Service CoP – a group of 21 people who are meeting monthly during 2012 to learn about resilience and how to apply it to their own settings.

Dr Etienne Wenger, who has done a lot of work in the field of communities of practice, and is helping us with various projects, recently gave a lecture in Brighton titled "Learning in landscapes of practice: recent developments in social learning theory":

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