Children and Young People create Job Description for One Good Adult
In 2012, Dooley & Fitzpatrick, at University College Dublin, published a study about children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. A key finding was the importance of a kind and reliable relationship with 'One Good Adult' to buffer against difficulties, offer support and believe in the child or young person. Children and young people described teachers, sports coaches, and parents as examples of 'good adults' who made a real difference to their mental health and wellbeing. The concept of One Good Adult has captured the importance of safe, supportive relationships for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.
The children and young people who helped with the Knowledge and Skills Framework suggested NHS Education for Scotland (NES) develop a Job Description about 'One Good Adult'. NES has since commissioned Children in Scotland to engage with their Children and Young People's Network to complete this project. The interactive resource developed by children and young people will be available in the summer of 2022 and can be used for communications and awareness raising about the importance of good relationships with adults for children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. The One Good Adult resource will be hosted on the front page of the NES new Learning Map, which you can read more about in the Training and Professional Learning Resources section.
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