Building Resilience in Young People

Date:  to
Event type: 
Region:  Brisbane
Organiser:  Garry King - AGENDA 2001
Pricing:  $99- inc gst


Address:  10-12 James St
Suburb:  Beenleigh
State:  Queensland
Postcode:  4051


Name:  Garry King
Phone Number:  0412 459 324
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The workshop will explore factors in the development of resilience e.g. problem solving abilities, caring relationships, and having a sense of purpose. Further it will develop knowledge and skills in participants in moving this from theory to practice e.g. problem solving skills – how to teach this to young people. Skills such as cognitive reframing will be explained, examined and taught. Important skills in the development of resilience such as “self soothing” will also be developed in participants.

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.

The Presenter

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.