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Did you know? This training offers 16 hours of face-to-face delivery and 2 hours of online support from as little as £197.50 per participant.

This practical advanced training is for groups of up to 20 staff with a focus on child and adolescent resilience.​​​​ - Delivered as a pre-structured course with flexible delivery and providing an advanced level of practical skills, knowledge and understanding. Based on 'what works' on an individual and whole community level, this training will enable you and your team to build the resilience of children and adolescents so they can connect and thrive. 


This training provides an in-depth and practical exploration of child and adolescent resilience, including the practical application of The Resilience Doughnut with individuals and groups, all within the context of a your setting. There are opportunities to connect what you learn to your practice throughout.

Who is this training for?

  • This training is for groups of up to 20 participants.

  • It is designed for:

    • All child and adolescent practitioners.​​

    • Practice or project leads.

​What are the delivery options?

​This training offers flexibility in delivery, to meet the needs of your organisation.

You can run this practitioner training as:

  • 8 two-hour face-to-face modules over a year. - Perfect as a series of shorter sessions. (recommended).

  • As bespoke mixture of full day, half day and two hour face-to-face sessions over any duration. - Whatever suits your organisation.

What's included?

In addition to 16 hours of face-to-face training and 2 hours of online support, this training also includes:

  • Access to online resources, including session plans and worksheets to support your delivery.

  • Certificate of completion.

  • 50% discount on Lyn Worsley's book The Resilience Doughnut - The Secret of Strong Kids.​

  • Optional reading list available to support each module.

Core Module

Reframing Resilience

2 Hours

Core Module

Solution Foucused Resilience  - Pt 1

2 Hours

Participants are introduced to the process of resilience through The Resilience Doughnut, learn how resilience within individuals is built and recognise the features of a resilient community. 

Post-Module Reflection

Reflect on how your understanding of resilience has changed and how this may impact on your practice. 

Participants start to practice the art of solution-focused conversations, within the application of The Resilience Doughnut, facilitating enhanced resilience. -  Essential for facing the challenges of daily life. 

Post-Module Application

Script and practice a conversation you intend to have with an individual.

Core Module

Resilience - A Universal Approach

2 Hours

Core Module

Solution Foucused Resilience  - Pt 2

2 Hours

Participants explore the practical application of The Resilience Doughnut as a universal tool for all children and adolescents, including the facilitation with individuals and small groups.

Post-Module Application

Plan and facilitate The Resilience Doughnut with a small group. Option to apply the Resilience Report.

Participants are introduced to a proven way of helping children and adolescent overcome a whole range of difficulties by empowering them to find their own solutions, when faced with challenges. 

Post-Module Application

Script and practice a conversation you intend to have with an individual.

Core Module

A Resilience-Informed Response

2 Hours

Core Module

Strengths-Based Practice

2 Hours

Bringing together their understanding of The Resilience Doughnut and solution focused resilience, participants get hands on with The Resilience Doughnut as a practical tool for working with children and adolescents experiencing challenge, adversity, trauma and transitions.

Post-Module Application

Plan and facilitate The Resilience Doughnut with an individual. Option to apply the Resilience Report.

Participants explore the positive impact of strengths-based practice, accentuating the strengths within individuals to achieve positive outcomes.

Post-Module Reflection

Reflect on how you, your colleagues and community use strengths-based practice successfully and what opportunities there are to influence deficit-based practice.

Core Module

Resilient Thinking

2 Hours

Core Module

Skills for Resilience

2 Hours

Participants take a closer looks at core thinking skills associated with resilience. They explore how each thinking skill relates to The Resilience Doughnut before practicing simple strategies to promote more resilient thinking habits; through our everyday interactions and through structured activities.

Post-Module Application

Practice spotting resilient thinking when in conversation with children, adolescents and colleagues and practice helping others shift towards more resilient thinking through your conversation tools.

This module takes a closer looks at the essential skills for resilience including empathy and self-efficacy. Participants explore how each skill relates to The Resilience Doughnut before practicing simple strategies to promote their growth; through our everyday interactions and through structured activities. 

Online Session


30 Minutes

Online Session

Reflect, Evaluate and Plan

1 Hour

During this 30 minute online session you will discuss progress following the previous modules.​ This online session is delivered twice during the training. 

This online session gives you the opportunity to reflect on the training, your progress and its application into your practice and consider your best hopes for the next stage of your work with child and adolescent resilience. There is also the option to use the Resilience Report to measure and evaluate impact of targeted application of The Resilience Doughnut with one or more individuals.

Reduced Pricing

For public and third sector organisations*


Price for up to 20 participants.

At-cost travel and accommodation applies.

Prices correct at 01/04/2019 and are subject to change.

*Exceptions apply. - Please contact us for eligibility.

Please contact us for a quote.

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