Resilience Flower work framework

The Resilience Flower psychological framework is based on scientific research within the domain of resilience. The flower is used as a metaphor to work in a simple, clear and child-friendly way around the theme of resilience. The framework can be deployed from an individual setting and group setting as well as from an ambulant and residential setting. The aim of the Resilience Flower framework is to provide children, young people and families with insight into processes of resilience and to offer support in strengthening existing internal or external resources and installing new resources that are proven to be related to resilience and that can be meaningful in handling traumatic events.

Relations are central

The Resilience Flower psychological framework is based on an interactional approach that focuses on the relationship between child factors and environmental factors. The mutual relationship between factors part of the different ecological layers is also of interest  when working with resources that can cultivation resilience.

The importance of resiliance resources

The Resilience Flower framework comprises 8 child factors and 7 environmental factors that appear to contribute to resilience from research. The resilience-related domains are then built up from various subdomains. With these concrete work domains the care provider can work concretely on the theme of resilience.

Getting started with the resilience flower work framework

The Resilience Flower framework is simple, practical and easily implementable in practice. The model offers room for cultural differences and can be adapted to any age. Together with the material box and an included manual you can start immediately.

Target audience

The Resilience Flower work framework can be used specifically for children, young people and their care figures with or without trauma-related symptoms. On the other hand, the work framework can be used from a prevention point of view for a broad target group of children and young people.

Specific target groups that can benefit from the program include children with trauma-related symproms, children who are victims of child abuse, refugee children, orphans, adopted children, foster children, children living in a community, children staying in children’s homes, children’s villages or alternative child-minding settings, children in vulnerable situations and children at risk. Close cooperation with parents and other important support figures is always a priority.

Information book

The Resilience Flower framework comes with an information book, a handbook and  the resilience material box. The information book explains how the resilience framework is structured, the scientific background, how to implement the framework in practice and concrete tools in working with the framework. In the handbook, the resilience-related domains and sub-domains are presented succinctly in the form of ready-made work targets for the practice. The resilience material box contains ready-made materials for working directly with the children. How one can actually get to work with the resilience-related domains and the associated sub-domains can be discussed more extensively during a 3-day course.

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