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A Nurturing Resilience Card Deck
A Resource for Use with Vulnerable Children and Young People

ISBN 9780367514112
Published May 10, 2021 by Routledge
94 Pages

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Book Description

This colourful deck of playing cards is an easy-to-use resource designed to support building the resilience of children and young people in school settings. The cards offer a playful, child-friendly way to assess a young person’s resilience and are particularly useful for schools wanting to offer early interventions in order to support the resilience of students who are vulnerable because of their exposure to adverse childhood experiences.

The resource includes:

  • 52 ‘School Resilience’ cards
  • 15 ‘Child Resilience’ cards
  • Nurturing Emotional Resilience mini guide
  • The Roots of Resilience Tool (a downloadable, printable resource)

The cards have been designed for use in groups or on a 1:1 basis by teachers, professionals and parents. They can be used independently or alongside the book Nurturing Emotional Resilience in Vulnerable Children and Young People (Ttofa, 2018), which elaborates on the research supporting the cards in more depth. An indispensable resource, the cards place a strong emphasis on the healing power of relationships, particularly the role of a nurturing trusted adult in building resilience in children and young people.

Intended for use in educational settings and/or therapy contexts under the supervision of an adult. This is not a toy.

Table of Contents

The resource includes:  52 ‘School Resilience’ cards  15 ‘Child Resilience’ cards  Nurturing Emotional Resilience mini guide

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Juliette Ttofa is a Specialist Educational Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience working with children and young people. She specialises in supporting resilience and well-being in vulnerable children. Juliette is the author of Nurturing Emotional Resilience in Children and Young People plus 7 picture books including How Monsters Wish to Feel (Speechmark).