How is the concept of resilience operationalised In practice with vulnerable young people? (Phase 1)

  • Daniel, Brigid (Principal Investigator)
  • Vincent, Sharon (Co-investigator)
  • Farrell, Elizabeth (Co-investigator)
  • Amey, F (Co-investigator)
  • Lewig, K (Co-investigator)

Project Details


A UK/Australian study that explored how the concept of resilience is operationalised in practice with vulnerable children. Phase 1 of the study involves a survey of staff in a range of service delivery projects working with vulnerable children and 20 case studies drawn from two projects working with vulnerable children whose assessment and intervention frameworks are explicitly built around the concept of resilience. The research identifies how practitioners translate the aim of nurturing resilience into practice and looks at how congruent the described practice is with the principles indicated by the existing literature on resilience.

Layman's description

Research to explore how the concept of resilience is operationalised by professionals in their work with vulnerable young people, and how this practice relates to principles highlighted by existing literature on resilience.
Effective start/end date1/01/0731/12/08


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