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Aracy, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth, is holding a Resilence in Children consultation session for professionals who work with children and their families, in Queensland.

Building resilience in children helps them cope and even thrive when life presents them with challenges or adversity. Building resilience also has potential broader benefits to society, through reduction in costs of mental health treatment and improving community participation by individuals.

But what does it mean to say that a child is resilient? What does it look like when a child has or lacks resilience? In what ways can we best understand the concept of resilience and build resilience in Australian children aged 0-12? A new national children’s resilience project is focusing on these questions is seeking input from professionals working with children and families.

The project aims to assist in the development of interventions that promote resilience in children by working to build more consensus on defining, measuring and building resilience in young children.

At each session, the Aracy team will share the latest thinking in children’s resilience research and facilitate a discussion. Your valuable input will:

  • be an important part of our developing research,
  • help clarify and make sense of the recommendations, and
  • inform the development of a new national ‘guide to child resilience’ for professionals who work with children and families, focusing on the feasibility of the guide and ensuring its relevance and appropriateness for use in real-world practice settings.

Workshops will run for approximately 2.5 hours.

The session will be held on Thursday 27 April, between 10:30am and 1pm, at Robina Community Centre, on the Gold Coast.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Child Resilience team at ARACY on 02 6248 2400 or childresilience@aracy.org.au

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