Resilience and Well-Being

Resilience & Well-Being

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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.

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Digital Dialogue

Building Brighter Futures: Helping Youth in Foster Care Successfully Transition to College

A conversation with Dr. Sebrena Jackson, founder of the National Social Work Enrichment Program (NSEP), giving youth in foster care the skills they need to not only survive in college, but thrive in life.

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.

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.

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