Resilience is the subject of regular in-depth studies. Our conviction is that each child possesses major resources. These can be brought out and may help the child to recover if he is able to talk, if he is listened to with empathy, and if he feels he is supported. Read about a short definition of resilience
Stefan Vanistendael, sociologist and associate researcher at BICE, has been pursuing research on resilience in children for over 20 years, looking specifically at the ties between children’s rights and spirituality.
Stefan Vanistendael’s publications on resilience
Recent publications: -Update coming soon-
- Droit de l’enfant et résilience. 56 pages, available at our online shop in French
- Résilience et spiritualité. 56 pages, available at our online shop in French
- La résilience dans la Bible, article freely available online in French
- Account by Tim Guénard of resilience, article viewable online in n°137 of our magazine: Enfants de Partout in Frenchn°137 of our magazine: Enfants de Partout in French
Training and Conferences
BICE is a regular participant at conferences on resilience, and provides training on this subject, mainly aimed at childhood professionals.