Developing Resilience in Children and Young People: A Practical Guide is the first book to describe the work of professionals using the world's first mentalisation-based mental health education program - Lundgaard's Resilience Programme. Bringing together accounts from those working with children, young people and parents across many disciplines, this book outlines how they tackle the core issues of self-control, self-esteem and self-confidence with their clients using the tools and knowledge derived from the programme.
Resilience means being able to handle the challenges of life, especially when life is hard, and The Resilience Programme is unique in its simplicity, efficiency and flexibility. The work presented in the book is based on the fact that mentalising - careful and reflective thinking - often is very helpful when coping with difficult challenges. The chapters in this book provides practical guidance on how to start working with the programme, how to develop resilience in young people, and even how to create resilient communities in a school for children with special needs.
Developing Resilience in Children and Young People is written for those professionals who interact with children and young people on a daily basis, and will become an important book for mental health professionals.
Poul Lundgaard, MD, Senior Physician, has 25 years of experience working in mental health promotion, especially with children, young people and families. He is the founder of The Resilience Program and is engaged in research building up the evidence base around the program.
A practical guide to teamwork with children and adolescents Poul Lundgaard Bak (Ed.) Table of contents: Introduction Chapter 1 What is Resilience? - The Background of tThe Resilience Programme Poul Lundgaard Bak and Susanna de Lima Chapter 2 Experiences and results of the Resilience Program for primary school teachers in Italy Annalisa Valle, Davide Massaro, Ilaria Castelli,, Francesca Sangiuliano Intra, Elisabetta Lombardi, Edoardo Bracaglia and Antonella Marchetti Chapter 3 Stories and Valuable Questions - Experiences from Health Care Heidi Moeller Vestergaard and Lene Elmose Broecker Chapter 4 Resilience at School The First Experiences - Resilience for Schools and Children's Groups Peter Skaarup Experiences with Resilience in a Socially Disadvantaged School Dan Henriksen Luxury Issue? No, Iit's Nnot Lene Steensberg Chapter 5 Being Llike the Others - Resilience for Children and Adolescents in Club Activities Resilience in a Socially Disadvantaged Residential Area 1 Nina Lykke Nielsen Resilience in a Socially Disadvantaged Residential Area 2 Tine Kaarup and Nina Lykke Nielsen Dreams for the Future Jeanette Corneliussen Resilience - `Only for Paki's?' Tina Brammer Kristensen, Mette Bentzon and Helle Fogtman Welejus Resilience in a Youth Perspective Lotte Dalager Chapter 6 Resilience for Teenagers in Therapy A Course for Vulnerable Youths with Drug Abuse Issues Susanne de Lima with contributions from Lotte Dalager Cooperating Wwhen Iit's Difficult Gritt Graugaard Bonde Chapter 7 Appropriate Challenges in a Special Needs School Joan Dammeyer Chapter 8 `Will Yyou Hhelp Mme?' - Experiences from a Children's Home Louise Kristensen and Mette Haahr Chapter 9 A Municipal Perspective on Resilience A Municipal Perspective on Resilience I Johanne Cecilie Andersen A Municipal Perspective on Resilience II Morten Lysdahlgaard List of Figures (= Figure Texts): Figure 1.1: Thought bubbles Figure 1.2: Attention - Spotlight of the brain Figure 1.3: Focues attention Figure 1.4: The Thinking Brain and the brains Alarm Centre Figure 1.5: The Mind game