This will be a key new text for modules on Children and Families on the qualifying Social Work degree, and on PQ courses in this area, and should also be used on Assessment & Intervention modules. It will also have wider appeal across Health and Social Care and on the new EYPS programmes – the market is wide ranging.

Promoting Resilience in Children

Promoting resilience in children

This chapter focuses on the child and explores how their needs can be met. It draws on a range of resources that are available within the child's cosmos, from immediate family to the wider environment.

Chapter Overview

  • The nature of resilience
  • Direct work with children
  • Supports and lifelines for children

The Nature of Resilience

Gardner (2008, p. 49) noted in her research that ‘some respondents were concerned that poorly understood theories of resilience were being used as a basis for allowing children to cope with insufficient support in emotionally harmful situations’. This is a very real danger because children who have to handle situations for which they do not have the emotional resources or knowledge will suffer from chronic stress. Therefore, drawing on ...

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