This workshop will give participants knowledge and skills in building resilience in the young people they work with. It utilises the latest research to inform best practice strategies that can be implemented into your day-to-day work with young people. It will deconstruct resilience so as to gain a thorough insight into the components needed to build "Bounce Ability". Strategies are then built around these components to include them into your daily work with young people.
What participants will gain from this workshop? – Building Resilience
· A clear understanding of resilience
· What are the benefits of increasing resilience
· What are the key components of resilience
· Identifying ways of operating that may lessen resilience
· How to build a Resilience Program - practical and easy to implement strategies
Who Should Attend?
This half-day workshop is designed for those working face-to-face with young people - youth workers, foster carers, teachers, residential care staff, teachers, chaplins, school counsellors, psychologists, counsellors and tertiary students training in these areas will all gain skills and knowledge in attending this workshop.
Garry King has extensive experience with working with young people. This experience is the result of having worked as a teacher, youth worker and counsellor and complimented by degrees in welfare and education as well as masters degrees in counselling and suicidology. He has previously worked as the youth welfare consultant for the Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention. He was appointed an adjunct lecturer, youth welfare at the Central Qld University and is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship to the USA. Garry has written a number of journal articles and books on youth welfare as well as being a speaker at national conferences. He is a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Garry is an invited author for the 2015 School Social Work USA.