Resilience in Physically Abused Children: Protective Factors for Aggression

This study analyses the effects of physical abuse on aggressive behaviour. Specifically, it focuses on children that had experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect and the extent to which these traumatic experiences may led them to show aggressive behaviour. However, some of the children in the study presented resilient functioning. The results showed that …

Addressing the challenges and opportunities of developing resilience-informed practice in partnership with street-living children in Jinja, Uganda

At the Pathways to Resilience conference held in Cape Town on 14-16 June 2017, Alfred Ochaya, Resilience Champion at S.A.L.V.E. International, spoke as part of a symposium by the Building with Bamboo team, titled What, So What and Now What? Researching, learning and practicing resilience-informed approaches to street-connected children. In his presentation, Alfred shares the experiences …

A Review of Quantitative Studies of South African Youth Resilience: Some Gaps

The conceptualisation and measurement of resilience, understood as a positive adjustment to hardship, has recently been internationally criticised. The aim of this study was, then, to systematically review quantitative studies on South African Youth resilience to explore the extent to which this body of knowledge failed to address these critiques.  The authors argued that, for …

From research to practice: unpacking a “resilience-informed approach” to street-connected children exposed to sexual abuse and exploitation

At the Pathways to Resilience conference held in Cape Town on 14-16 June 2017, Siân Wynne, Resilience Project Manager, spoke as part of a symposium by the Building with Bamboo team, titled What, So What and Now What? Researching, learning and practicing resilience-informed approaches to street-connected children. Siân’s presentation explains the background, aims and methodology of …

The importance of context in participatory research on resilience in street-connected child domestic workers facing sexual abuse in Nepal

At the Pathways to Resilience conference held in Cape Town on 14-16 June 2017, Helen Veitch, co-founder and director of Children Unite, spoke as part of a symposium by the Building with Bamboo team, titled What, So What and Now What? Researching, learning and practicing resilience-informed approaches to street-connected children. Helen’s presentation explains the Bamboo research …

Building with Bamboo – Learning Update 1

This is the first of three learning updates in which we share the emerging insights from Building with Bamboo’s first learning and innovation cycle (January – March 2017). Here, we outline what learning is emerging as we develop and trial resilience-based approaches across our three learning sites. We also explore how we will be adapting …

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Art workshop with Haitian street children in a post-earthquake context: Resilience, relationship and socialisation

This study explores resilience and creative process in street-connected children and young people affected by natural disasters in Haiti. Street-connected children participating in this research project were invited to a series of art workshop sessions. The main objectives of these creative sessions were to assess the capacity of children to engage in creative activities and …

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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