Posted in August 2012

Resilience: Advocating In Schools

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Author of Life’s Little Instruction Book The statistics on children’s social and emotional wellbeing are alarming. An estimated 20% of school-age children experience some kind of mental health problem at any point in a school year1  and … Continue reading

Resilience: Strategies for Parents

It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up. ~Vince Lombardi (1913-1970) Kids don’t come with a manual! I don’t think what is meant by this exasperated comment is: if we could just do some programming here and there, we’d be good to go until the batteries break, but rather, we’d like some … Continue reading

Resilience: Past, Present, and Future

I tried to bake a cake for my mother’s birthday – it took me four hours. It was terrible, and I cried for three days. -Rachel Ray, professional chef   The concept of resilience burst onto the modern research stage when a team of investigators, led by psychologist Dr. Emmy Werner, studied a group of … Continue reading