Resilience community of practice – targeted youth service
Funded by East Sussex Council, this project involved establishing a Community of Practice (CoP) of individuals eager to explore how the resilience research base and Resilient Therapy can link with their existing work – in order to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged children and young people.
It brought together a group of experienced and reflective practitioners, parents and academics, who shared an interest in working with disadvantaged children and young people in the hope of providing a common ground and the potential for a shared language and framework that can tackle entrenched inequalities.
This research took place between 2011 and 2013.
By establishing a partnership of mutual support and learning through the mechanism of a CoP, we aimed to create a relationship that respected the different expertise individuals bring to the table and encouraged members to be open to change by reflecting on what works well and not so well.