America’s schools are often a primary source of supports for the mental health and general well-being of children and youth. These supports are particularly essential when students are struggling or experiencing trauma (e.g., contending with impact of COVID-19), while also experiencing adolescence. A key area of support schools can provide is building student resilience. Building student resilience can mitigate the impact of adversities, enabling students to rise above the challenges they face and recalibrate their responses accordingly. This is especially the case when students have relationships with caring, supportive peers and adults whose actions are grounded in resilience building principles.
The Building Student Resilience Toolkit is designed for middle school and junior high school educators as a tool to strengthen their skills for nurturing student resilience during this key developmental stage.
Each of the four modules associated with the toolkit are briefly described below. Click on the “Get This Product” buttons to access the modules that will serve you best.
Module 1: Building Resilience in the Face of Adversity
Module 2: Building Student Resilience in the Classroom
Module 3: Self-Care Guide for All Staff
Module 4: Resilience Building Resource Guide for Administrators