1st Edition

Developing Resilience in Children and Young People
A Practical Guide

ISBN 9781138236202
Published March 13, 2018 by Routledge
186 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

USD $44.95

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Book Description

Developing Resilience in Children and Young People: A Practical Guide is the first book to describe the work of professionals using the world’s first mentalisation-based mental health education program – Lundgaard’s Resilience Programme. Bringing together accounts from those working with children, young people and parents across many disciplines, this book outlines how they tackle the core issues of self-control, self-esteem and self-confidence with their clients using the tools and knowledge derived from the programme.

Resilience means being able to handle the challenges of life, especially when life is hard, and The Resilience Programme is unique in its simplicity, efficiency and flexibility. The work presented in the book is based on the fact that mentalising – careful and reflective thinking – often is very helpful when coping with difficult challenges. The chapters in this book provides practical guidance on how to start working with the programme, how to develop resilience in young people, and even how to create resilient communities in a school for children with special needs.

Developing Resilience in Children and Young People is written for those professionals who interact with children and young people on a daily basis, and will become an important book for mental health professionals.

Table of Contents

A practical guide

to teamwork with children and adolescents



Poul Lundgaard Bak (Ed.)




Table of contents:



Chapter 1

What is Resilience? – The Background of tThe Resilience Programme

Poul Lundgaard Bak and Susanna de Lima


Chapter 2

Experiences and results of the Resilience Program for primary school teachers in Italy

Annalisa Valle, Davide Massaro, Ilaria Castelli,, Francesca Sangiuliano Intra,
Elisabetta Lombardi, Edoardo Bracaglia and Antonella Marchetti


Chapter 3

Stories and Valuable Questions – Experiences from Health Care

Heidi Moeller Vestergaard and Lene Elmose Broecker



Chapter 4

Resilience at School

The First Experiences

– Resilience for Schools and Children’s Groups

Peter Skaarup

Experiences with Resilience in a Socially Disadvantaged School

Dan Henriksen

Luxury Issue? No, Iit’s Nnot

Lene Steensberg



Chapter 5

Being Llike the Others – Resilience for Children and Adolescents in Club Activities

Resilience in a Socially Disadvantaged Residential Area 1

Nina Lykke Nielsen

Resilience in a Socially Disadvantaged Residential Area 2

Tine Kaarup and Nina Lykke Nielsen

Dreams for the Future

Jeanette Corneliussen


- ‘Only for Paki’s?’

Tina Brammer Kristensen, Mette Bentzon and Helle Fogtman Welejus

Resilience in a Youth Perspective

Lotte Dalager


Chapter 6

Resilience for Teenagers in Therapy

A Course for Vulnerable Youths with Drug Abuse Issues

Susanne de Lima with contributions from Lotte Dalager

Cooperating Wwhen Iit’s Difficult

Gritt Graugaard Bonde


Chapter 7

Appropriate Challenges in a Special Needs School

Joan Dammeyer



Chapter 8

‘Will Yyou Hhelp Mme?’ – Experiences from a Children’s Home

Louise Kristensen and Mette Haahr


Chapter 9

A Municipal Perspective on Resilience

A Municipal Perspective on Resilience I

Johanne Cecilie Andersen

A Municipal Perspective on Resilience II

Morten Lysdahlgaard


List of Figures (= Figure Texts):

Figure 1.1: Thought bubbles

Figure 1.2: Attention – Spotlight of the brain

Figure 1.3: Focues attention

Figure 1.4: The Thinking Brain and the brains Alarm Centre

Figure 1.5: The Mind game

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Poul Lundgaard, MD, Senior Physician, has 25 years of experience working in mental health promotion, especially with children, young people and families. He is the founder of The Resilience Program and is engaged in research building up the evidence base around the program.