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.