Adela Șetet (Association of Social Workers Romania (ASproAS) / Center for Trainign and Assessment in Social Work (CFCECAS)
Topic: Resilience through social services
“You have to have fun and do what you like, to feel happy with yourself, on the inside, not just on the outside. To feel your soul smiling, not just your face and eyes.” (youth, 24 years old, social service user for 16 years).
In the context of exposure to significant adversity, resilience is both the ability of individuals to identify the psychological, social, cultural and physical resources that support their welfare, and their individual and collective capacity to negotiate for these resources. (Michael Ungar)
Social services should aim to support children, youth and adult to build their resilience. During this workshop we will discover together what is useful for children and youth in their process of developing their resilience.
We will also explore the answers to the questions:
What are the factors contributing to the development of resilience?
What can social services and child protection specialists do to develop services in which children develop resilience?
What can specialists do to increase their own resilience?
This workshop is based on the findings of a research project developed by social workers from three different countries.