We deliver person centred sessions drawing on our theory of change and often use animal-assisted therapy but each session is based on the Resilience Model to provide stability and direction.
The Resilience Model was developed by a group of academics, parents, young people, practitioners and service users – who find the idea of resilience useful in their lives and in their work.
They were curious to know why some children facing similar difficulties and ongoing social disadvantage did better than others. Inspired by what they found, they pulled out the key findings, tied them with their own practice and parenting experience, and created Resilient Therapy (RT).
What is Resilience?
From their website, www.boingboing.co.uk the team describe resilience as,
– Bouncing Back? Bouncing Up? Bouncing Forward?
– Doing better than you’d think given the circumstances?
– Beating the odds?
Or as our boingboing working definition (as of December 2013) puts it:
– Beating the odds whilst also changing the odds.
Boosting resilience for young people: resilient therapy
Future Roots has found that young people respond particularly well to having a regular environment they feel part of
- Sense of belonging to having different activities and opportunities to succeed
- Sense of achievement and hope.
- Clear achievable expectations.
- Clear parameters.
- Able to express feelings.
- Feeling safe.
This video explains more…
From the video description, “Resilient therapy, a successful resilience-boosting practice, provides a selection of remedies to help disadvantaged children and young people ‘bounce back’ in tough times.