This section includes the following areas of the Resilience Framework:

Instill a sense of hope

The research paper Five Essential Elements of Immediate and Mid-term Mass Trauma: Empirical Evidence, Hobfoll et al. tells us that that resilience can be helped by promoting:

  • A sense of safety
  • Calming
  • Sense of self- and collective- efficacy
  • Connectedness
  • Hope


Activities to help staff teams and/or children and young people think about character strengths and what makes them resilient can be downloaded here.

A similar activity, more suitable for older children, asks you to draw a 'tree of hope' considering your passions, goals, your support network, and strengths. An interactive PDF can be downloaded here