LEAD PACTICE IN PROMOTING THE WELL BEING AND RESILIENCE OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.
A child`s well-being is of great importance and Understanding what affects children’s subjective well-being is vital if they are to be encouraged and supported to be active participants in society, their community and family. The evidence shows that a low level of subjective well-being is associated with a wide range of social and personal problems. Children need to be given the conditions to learn and develop. This includes cognitive and emotional development, fostered through access to play in the early years and high quality education in school, and physical development, for example through a nutritious diet. School is a key area of children’s lives where experiences vary greatly and negative experiences have a significant impact on well-being.
When children show healthy development in spite of adversity, it is called resilience. Fostering resilience in young children requires strengthening the family, the community, as well as children’s own personal resources. If children are resilient they will be able to cope better with problems, they will have better health and they will be happier and more fulfilled. They will also be less likely to develop emotional problems like depression or anxiety. But resilience is not just something you have or don’t have. The good news is that we can help all children to become more resilient. We can’t protect children from all the things that may cause them distress throughout their lives. But we can help children become more resilient so that they are more able to cope with life’s uncertainties and problems. And all children, no matter what their background, will have to face problems and changes in their lives. So our support is really important in helping children become more resilient.
The good emotional health of children and young people is vital to them as individuals. Being emotionally healthy is an important end in...