Shared Learning Panel 1 – Slides

This document contains the slides presented at the shared learning panel 1, Resilience: from Research to Practice, which took place on 21st June 2017. The presentation explores four main topics, these are: Framing resilience for work with street-connected children. How are we developing resilience-based approaches?. How are we learning about them?. Emerging insights so far.

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The Lived Experiences of Children Living on the Streets of Hillbrow

This academic article explores and describes the lived experiences of street-connected children living on the streets of Hillbrow, Johannesburg. The research method employed by the authors was qualitative, explanatory, descriptive and contextual. The sample consisted of 14 male adolescents living on the streets of Hillbrow that usually visited a temporary shelter in that area. The …

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Workshop: Exploring Resilience with Street-Connected Children

This document summarises key learning points and contributions from the Workshop: Exploring Resilience with Street-Connected Children, which took place in Jinja, Uganda and was hosted by Building with Bamboo and S.A.L.V.E International. The objective of the workshop was to discuss main resilience-based approaches to working with street-connected children. Participants from 30 children-centred organisations analysed statements related to …

Children’s Labour as a Risky Pathways to Resilience: Children’s Growth in Contexts of Poor Resources

This paper explores children’s labour as an intricate phenomenon that not only involves risk factors but also possible positive outcomes such as the development of a resilient identity. The authors argue that disadvantaged children may identify labour as a tool to secure resources that help them to overcome hardship. Although children exploitation is not in …

Important Facts About Resilience: A Consideration of Research Findings About Resilience and Implications for Assessment and Treatment

This conference paper explores what factors contribute to resilience. Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. Resilience is not a trait that individuals either have or do not have. Resilience involves behaviours, thoughts and accompanying feelings that can be nurtured, developed and …

Global Perspectives on Resilience in Children and Youth

Global concerns about the consequences of disasters, political violence, disease, malnutrition, maltreatment, and other threats to human development and well-being have sparked a surge of international interest in resilience science. This article highlights progress and issues in research that aims to understand variations in human adaptation to adverse experiences. Two key questions are considered: Why …

Local Narratives of ‘Resilience’

Keep Your Shoes Dirty (KYSD) are working with the Consortium for Street Children and Building with Bamboo Phase II to understand how resilience and resilience-based approaches impact on outcomes for street-connected children. KYSD is the evaluation partner for the project and in this role we are designing and supporting the implementation of a process-based interpretive methodology for …

Capability and Resilience: Beating the Odds

This booklet summarises three years’ work of a UK-based research network. It sets out how best we can promote capability and resilience, with each chapter focusing on a different aspect or a different group of people. The research shows that although people face many different types of challenges – some a normal part of life, others more unusual – …

A Street Child’s Perspective: A Grounded Theory Study of How Street Child Experience and Cope with Grief

The research project entitled – “A Street Child’s Perspective: A Grounded Theory Study of How Street Child Experience and Cope with Grief,” seeks to understand and explain how street children experience and cope with grief. Grief is multi-faceted and highly subjective. However, most street children, sharing the same contexts and backgrounds show some commonality in …

Assessing Resilience in War-Affected Children and Adolescents: A Critical Review

Resilience is a heterogeneous construct that has only recently begun to be explored in the context of complex emergencies. War-affected children and adolescents in developing countries represent a vulnerable group that has long been neglected in trauma research. The current review is a critical stage-by-stage assessment of the quantitative and qualitative methodologies in the field. …

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