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Blog Posts -- Resilience

The Science of Resilience []

In the wake of the natural disaster in Texas, re-sharing this video on resilience and how children overcome adversity from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child, seemed like a good thing to do. The Center on the Developing Child identifies resilience as a key concept of child development. Watch the video on the Center’s You Tube page . Or, follow here to learn more about the science of resilience and other key concepts identified by the Center on the Developing Child .

Briefing in Support of ACEs Legislation - WATCH LIVE

Tomorrow (July 26), Building Community Resilience will co-host a briefing on childhood trauma-- The Need to Address Childhood Trauma: Implications for Child Welfare and Education-- at the U.S. House of Representatives. Honorary Co-Hosts are Rep. Danny K. Davis (IL-7) and the Congressional Foster Youth Caucus. Featured speakers include Wendy Ellis , Milken Scholar, doctoral candidate and BCR Project Director, Olga Price , Director of the National Center for Health and Health Care in Schools.

Berkeley Bound []

If you had asked me at the age of 7 what my meaning of home was, I probably would’ve answered with “I don’t know.” When I turned 7, I was taken from my father and placed into a foster home. I remember my social worker telling me that I was going to a sleepover for a few days. Even though I didn’t know this lady, I believed her. As the strange lady walked me out the front door, I saw tears in my father’s eyes. He told me to be brave and to always remember that he loved me and that no matter...

Talks that celebrate sweet dads []

Beautiful talks by wonderful fathers and the children who love them. A father’s healthy relationship with his children is a cornerstone of resilience. I came across this TED playlist of nine talks that celebrate sweet dads . This resource share is not only a collection of inspirational TED Talks honoring the role of the father. The talks are both fathers, and children who love them. Each of these talks could be applicable to a variety of situations for professionals to share inspiration and...

Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game []

Have you been looking for a fun interactive game to illustrate how families and communities build resilience? This tool from the Center on the Developing Child at harvard University is a fun way to engage a team or group in thinking about how communities and systems contribute to resilience building and protective factors for chidlren and families. In this interactive feature, you will learn how the choices we make can help children and the community as a whole become more resilient in the...

InBrief: Relilience Series []

This series of videos from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University provide a great resoruce on resilience: 1. InBrief: What is Resilience? 2. InBrief: The Science of Resilience 3. InBreif: How Resilience is Built Reducing the effects of significant adversity on young children’s healthy development is critical to the progress and prosperity of any society. Yet not all children experience lasting harm as a result of adverse early experiences. Some may demonstrate “ resilience...

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