Building Resiliency 
Resilience is generally described as the capacity to press beyond challenging risk factors. More specifically, educational resilience is defined as becoming academically successful even though numerous barriers are present (Bryan, 2005). Focusing on methods that build resiliency can help students dealing with various risk factors both in and out of school to improve their classroom achievement and result in positive social/emotional development. Learn about factors that impact resiliency in children and different interventions to use in your comprehensive school counseling program to enhance your students’ capacity for exhibiting both personal and educational resiliency.

Learning Objectives
After attending this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Identify and discuss the common traits and skills associated with resiliency
  • Examine the benefits of the traits and skills of resiliency
  • Investigate methods of using school data to identify students for inclusion in resiliency groups
  • Describe a variety of activities that enhance the traits and skills of resiliency
  • Review a variety of best practices for effective small group counseling
Schedule: Full day training; 0.6 CEUs available to attendees

Cost: $3,000* for full day
*In circumstances requiring extensive travel arrangements, additional fees may apply.  

To bring this professional development workshop to your district, e-mail Jennifer Walsh