Ⓒ Annie Spratt

This article written by Francesca Giordano1, Alessandra Cipolla1 and Michael Ungar2 published on March 23rd 2021 on Frontiers in Psychiatry magazine, describes a model for training service providers to provide interventions that build resilience among individuals who have experienced adversity. 

The Tutor of Resilience model emphasizes two distinct dimensions to training: (1) transforming service providers’ perceptions of intervention beneficiaries by highlighting their strengths and capacity for healing; and (2) flexibly building contextually and culturally specific interventions through a five-phase model of program development and implementation.

Tutor of Resilience has been employed successfully with child and youth populations under stress in humanitarian settings where mental health and psychosocial support professionals are required to design and deliver interventions that enhance resilience among vulnerable children.

The Tutor of Resilience model will be applied to trainings delivered within the PEARLS for children project in Italy, Lithuania and Poland, to professionals working within medical services, education sector, social services and police, with children at risk of any form of maltreatment or abuse. 

The trainees will be trained by the two authors Mrs Giordano and Mrs Cipolla.

1 Department of Psychology – Resilience Research Unit, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Largo Gemelli 1, Milan, Italy
2 Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience, Resilience Research Centre Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

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