Resiliency In Schools:
Making It Happen for Students and Educators

This presentation (a half-day, full-day, or two-days) covers the emerging concept of moving “children and youth from risk to resiliency,” with an emphasis on what educators can do. The training also includes information and activities designed to increase educator resiliency. The research basis of this new view of helping children, youth, families, and schools; how it connects with other approaches to positive youth development; how to apply the recommendations of the resiliency research in real-world settings; and the four most important steps to fostering resiliency are all be covered. Many practical, hands-on classroom strategies for building resiliency are included.

Learning Objectives. As a result of this training, participants will:

1. Understand the research basis of the emerging resiliency framework, including how it is unique.

2. Understand the research connection between fostering resiliency and academic success.

3. Be able to apply the recommendations from this research to their own lives, as well as to helping others.

4. Identify the four most important steps to fostering resiliency.

5. Acquire several activities that can be used to help others (of all ages) identify and build personal resiliency.

6. Understand how schools are integrating the resiliency framework into their vision, mission, and practice.

7. Understand how to be a more effective change agent for resiliency-building in their school setting.

8. Acquire strategies for getting parents to “buy in” to the resiliency approach for helping their students.