explain why social and emotional identity is important to the well being and resilience of children and young people
Children develop their personal identity and a sense of self-worth through their relationships with other people; "Informal support networks, mainly friends, [ family and wider kin are extremely important to most young people ?schools emerged as a very important site for the provision of support." Our attention is increasingly turning to the importance of developing resilience and the mental and
emotional wellbeing of looked after children. Extraordinary Lives highlights that a supportive family is one of the single most powerful factors in creating resilience: "It is important that qualities of a supportive family are re-created in every setting in which children are cared for". Mental and emotional wellbeing has been described as "a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to his or her community".
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