Personal Resiliency Builders
Environmental Protective Factors
From the Winter 2011-12 Caller
What is resiliency?
Is resiliency an innate trait?
What we can do as a community to help children recover from hardships?
Kristin, how do you teach Middle Schoolers about resiliency?
Kate, do we have that kind of training in Upper School?
Is resiliency connected with bullying and victimhood?
Do you see kids building confidence when they learn how to cope?
Can resiliency be confused with just letting kids fail?
What do we do well as a school to build resiliency in our students?
So if they feel successful, it becomes easier to carry on.
Does the focus on resiliency tie into overprotectiveness?
Dr. Kathy Masarie spoke at a Catlin Gabel parent community meeting in November 2011 about the courage it takes to foster resiliency in children, and how parents can model autheticity, honesty, and self-care. Click on the audio file below to hear her presentation (1 hour, 21 minutes).