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Resilience & Well-Being

New science is helping us to understand resilience and how it helps us to process traumatic events in ways that minimize damage to their physical health, mental health, and relationships. Here we focus on the biological processes that undergird resilience, the types of environments and experiences that help children strengthen their resilience, and effective strategies for working with children and families in ways that promote and support resilience.

Featured Resources

HOPE Learning Module

HOPE (Interactive Learning Module)

This short learning module allows you to hear directly from Dr. Bob Sege about HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences). Learn, test your knowledge, and develop action plans.

Digital Dialogue
Using Science to Understand the Affects of Adversity and Build Resilience Digital Dialogue

Using Science to Understand the Effects of Adversity and Build Resilience

Join us for a discussion with Dr. Jack Shonkoff on how new science is changing how we think about early childhood adversity and resilience.

ACF Video Series

ACF Video Series on Early Childhood Social Emotional Development and Mental Health and Caregiver Well-being

A series of short videos to spotlight the importance of robust social emotional development and mental health support strategies within programs serving young children and their families.

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