Bâtir la résilience chez les jeunes enfants

Ready-to-use workshop in French for service providers : all they need to lead a workshop for parents on how to build resilience in children aged 0 to 6. (2015)

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The purpose of this manual is to provide service providers with what they need to lead a workshop for parents about how to build resilience from infancy to age 6. The content of this parent workshop is taken from the Best Start by Health Nexus resource: Building Resilience in Young Children, a booklet for parents of children from birth to six year, available in English and French.


This Building Resilience in Young Children ready-to-use workshop is also available in English.


The manual guides you through:

  • Introduction of presenter and topic. (5 minutes)
  • Introduction of participants. See suggested ice-breakers, page 4. (10 minutes)
  • Definition of resilience. See page 6. (5 minutes)
  • Activities. See pages 7-18. (30-45 minutes). For the first session, Activities #1 and #2 are strongly suggested. For subsequent sessions, you can choose from activities # 3 to #7.
  • Conclusion and evaluation. See pages 19-23. (15 minutes)
  • Additional resources and information. See pages 24. (5-10 minutes)

Workshop Objectives:

  • Participants learn about resilience and its importance for child development.
  • Participants reflect on ways to be positive role models for their children.
  • Participants learn ways to boost their children’s ability to bounce back from life’s challenges and thrive.

Key Messages:

  • Everyone has the capacity for resilience. Building resilience is something we work on throughout our lives.
  • Parents are the most important people in their children’s lives. They have the biggest role to play in helping their children develop strengths that support resilience.
  • Together, with the support of other caring family and community members, you can boost your children’s resilience through your everyday interactions and role modeling.
  • All children are different – there are no magic solutions to build resilience in children. Being flexible with approaches and maintaining a caring relationship with children are the most promising ways to enhance children’s capacity for resilience.
  • Taking care of yourself makes you healthier, better equipped to parent and able to meet life’s challenges. Children watch and learn positive self-care strategies from their parents.