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Friday, June 19 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Resilience Strategies - Glenn Richardson, Lyn Worsley, Marco Ius

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Resilience Strategies:

Abstract #89
The Seven Experiences of Applied Resilience and Resiliency
Presenter: Glenn Richardson
The program will focus on the dramatic evolution of the resiliency process model that was published first in 1990 and again in 2002 in the Journal of Clinical Psychology as the Applied Metatheory of Resilience and Resiliency.  Within the resiliency process are seven key experiences that have been shown to increase resilience among school children, worksite employees, and people with diabetes. The program will first describe the five universal postulates  or assumptions of applied resiliency training including 1)innateness, 2) resonation, 3)progression, 4)self efficacy/faith, and  5) agency.  The postulates are constants throughout the resilient journey.  The seven key experiences required to thrive through adversity and challenge include:
1. The skill of Resiliency Mapping 
2. Discovering innate and common resilient drives and yearnings as sources of motivation
3. Visioning and goal setting in response to resilient drives
4. Venturing as the process of turning fear into courage through integrative health modalities
5. The Q-Nexus which is directional inspiration to know what to do and when to do it
6. Self Mastery embraces the concepts of identity formation, persistence, and overcoming shadow actions.
7. Wisdom is a reflective harvesting of qualities and virtues gained during resilient reintegration and identification of future planned disruptions.

Abstract #100
The Resilience Doughnut: Connecting Ordinary, Everyday Moments to Build Resilience
Presenter: Lyn Worsley Co - Presenters: Odin Hjemdal, Mandy Yamanis
The Resilience Doughnut is a simple model showing seven contexts where a child can experience the everyday ordinary magic that builds resilience. The model has been used practically to guide programs, and interventions as well as to consider a child’s capacity to cope in difficult situations. The premise of the model is that only three out of the seven contexts need to have positive intentional connections in order to build a child’s resiliency.In order to test this model a comprehensive scale has been developed and trialled across educational settings in Australia with over 1200 students. The validation of the model involved testing this scale using an exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and conducting extensive correlations with established measures of resilience. In order to test the premise that only three strong contexts are needed in order to develop resilience, a further study was conducted to compare students who scored high or low on the personal and social competence subscales of the READ measure. These two groups were tested as to the number of strong contexts present according to the Resilience Doughnut scale. Further correlations were conducted with regard to the level of difficulties experienced by each of the groups according to the Strength and Difficulties scale (SDQ).This workshop will outline the Resilience Doughnut model, and show the results of these studies. Implications for the practical use of the model in child and adult settings will also be discussed, showing some of the innovative work already in place in Australia and the UK. 

Abstract #195
Is Resilience Plannable? the "World Of The Child" As A Tool To Foster Children and Perents' REsilience Turning Their Voices Into Actions To Take
Presenter: Marco Ius Co-presenters: Sara Serbati, Ombretta Zanon, Paola Milani
P.I.P.P.I. (Program of Intervention for Prevention of Institutionalization) is a research-training-intervention program developed as an intensive care program for vulnerable families funded by the Italian Ministry of Welfare from 2010. It aims at preventing child placement out-of-home and at responding to problems connected to vulnerable parenting and child neglect by balancing risk and protective factors, and focuses on supporting parenting through multi-professional and resilient based intervention. Currently, the third implementation is in progress as the first national scaling up of the program involving about 500 families in 50 cities. The “World of the child” is the main tool used to support children and parents’ participation in all the steps. It is based on the Italian adaptation of the British triangular models of the Assessment Framework. Analyzing case-studies and showing video, textual and drawing material, the presentation will highlight and discuss how the “World of the child” fostered the process of children and parents partecipation trying to plan their resilience process, and turning the voice of children (mostly 3-11 y.o.) and parents into a micro-plan by navigating/negotiating their resources and defining the expected outcomes and the actions to achieve them together with all the professionals involved in the intervention. 

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Glenn Richardson

Professor, University of Utah
Glenn E. Richardson, Full Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Education, University of is the author of the foundational “Resiliency Model” published in 1990 and “The Metatheory of Resilience and Resiliency” published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in... Read More →
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Lyn Worsley

Director, The Resilience Centre
Lyn WorsleyLyn is a Clinical Psychologist with a background in nursing, teaching, and youth work. She is the director of the Resilience Centre in Epping, Sydney, which has a reputation for innovative solution, focussed approaches to client change through individual and group therapies... Read More →

Marco Ius

Marco Ius got the PhD in Social Work with a research on resilience and Hidden Child Survivors of the Holocaust in 2009. From 2009 is Post-Doc researcher and from 2010 is part of the Scientific Group of the national Implementation of P.I.P.P.I. (Program of Intervention for Prevention... Read More →


Odin Hjemdal

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Odin Hjemdal, professor of clinical adult psychology and quantitative methods and statistics, and a clinical psychologist at Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. His research is related to resilience among adults and adolescents... Read More →

Paola Milani

PhD at Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), University of Padova, Italy Paola Milani is associate professor of Family Education and General and Social Pedagogy at the FISSPPA Department. Her research topics regards family education, social... Read More →

Sara Serbati

PhD at Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), University of Padova, Italy Sara Serbati PhD in Social Work (2011) with the project “Evaluating to better intervene: research on home care intervention with vulnerable children and family in Belluno... Read More →

Mandy Yamanis

Child Protection Specialist at World Vision International Mandy Yamanis, has worked for World Vision International for the past 9 years as a Child Protection Specialist, with knowledge of child development, child protection and international development programming in the Middle... Read More →

Ombretta Zanon

PhD Candidate at Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA), University of Padova, Italy Ombretta Zanon is PhD candidate in social work. Her research topics is the changing of family representation of social professionals along the program P.I.P.P.I... Read More →

Friday June 19, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Archibald Room NAB 3rd Floor, King's College

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