Promoting Resilience in the Early Years Setting

“Resilient children are better equipped to resist stress and adversity, cope with change and uncertainty, and to recover faster and more completely from traumatic events or episodes.”  (Newman and Blackburn, 2002)

Children of today grow up in a world very different from that of their parents, adults and early years practitioners. Recent studies have indicated that the modern world puts psychological demands on children, who are increasingly facing stress and pressure. Children and young people vary widely in the way that they respond to circumstances, some children do well while others appear to have little capacity to cope with difficulties. This capacity to cope is at the heart of resilience. Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have, it involves behaviours, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed.

This 3 hour training workshop explores the importance of resilience, and how, with consistent adult support, children can learn to cope with life’s challenges.

By attending this workshop learners will:
  • understand the factors that influence the well-being of children and young people;
  • appreciate the importance of resilience for children and young people;
  • recognise how to promote well-being and resilience in the early years setting; and
  • explore activities/ways of working as an early years practitioner to promote well-being and resilience in children and young people.
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£25.00 Non-members