Childhood is often considered a happy, carefree time, but children are not always shielded from trauma and turmoil. From bullying and divorce to abuse and grief, kids can be exposed to many of life’s challenges. For these children, resiliency skills can help them discover ways to cope with difficult situations and move forward.
When someone experiences trauma, it can be a slippery slope to additional challenges, including depression, anxiety, substance use and more. Resiliency is the ability to cope with and bounce back from life’s traumas in a healthy, positive way.
Resilience Guide – American Psychological Association: A useful guide, demonstrating how teachers can implement strengths into the classroom and how parents can teach resiliency to their children. View online to learn more.
The 7 Cs: The Essential Building Blocks of Resilience – View Online here.
The 40 Developmental Assets® is a framework consisting of preventative measures, positive experiences and qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring and responsible. These assets are protective factors that have been consistently shown, by research, to buffer youth from risk. View Online here.
The Character Effect™ is a flexible developmental framework that brings together mindfulness and character strengths into an effective curriculum that promotes happiness and improves overall well-being in your school. Visit online for more information.
The Family Dinner Project: Free resources designed to help you improve your family dinners and meet your mealtime goals. Learn more online.