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RESILIENCE GUARDIANS

THE "TUTORS OF RESILIENCE" MODEL (ToR)

“Tutor of Resilience” (ToR) is a transnational resilience-focused model of intervention aimed at social workers, educators, psychologists and other educational operators to help them assuming the role of Tutor of Resilience. This model has been theorized and applied by Professors, psychologists and educators of the Resilience Research Unit (RiRes) of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in several context of vulnerability (war and forced migration, natural calamities, mistreatment and abuse and other forms of social malaise).

The “Tutors of Resilience” model consists of two training cycles. The first cycle, which is structured in 4 days of work, aims to train participants on resilience-informed constructs, methodologies and tools. The training methodology is participatory, where the conductor and the participants collaborate in answering the question that is set at the beginning of the training: "what does it mean to be a Tutor of Resilience in that specific context?". At the end of the first training cycle, participants are given a set of evidence-informed assisted resilience principles, which guide the drafting of an action plan to be implemented in the field.


After an initial implementation period of the model, a second follow-up training cycle is envisaged, which represents a space for exchange, where trainers and professionals have the opportunity to meet again to analyze the effectiveness of the model together and discuss criticalities and strengths, thus providing a valuable contribution to planning the second phase of implementation.


At the end of the second phase of implementation, the path ends with a closing meeting aimed at outlining the guidelines for assisted resilience and specificity of the role of the Tutor of Resilience within the context of intervention.

Scientific studies have highlighted the effectiveness of the model in promoting the psychosocial well-being of users and in expanding the knowledge and skills of trained operators.

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