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Resources Tagged With: resilience

Why Teens Should Start Developing Grit (And How To Build It)

What does the checklist for your teenager’s next few years of high school look like? Chances are it includes good grades, solid SAT or ACT scores, positive social experiences, and rewarding extracurriculars.

But what if that checklist didn’t guarantee your teenager’s success beyond perhaps getting into college? In fact, what if the checklist that perhaps most guaranteed your teenager would grow into a thriving adult looked more like this: Develop grit. Read more ›

The Keys to Staying Connected to Your Kids This Pandemic School Year

With the disruption of Covid-19, many families are beginning this school year navigating poor connections created over more than a year of pandemic living. The good news is that you have the power to change the dynamic here, and the beginning of the school year is a great place to start. Read more ›

Strengthening Families and the Protective Factors Framework [downloadable]

At its heart, Strengthening Families is about how families are supported to build key protective factors that enable children to thrive. The five protective factors at the foundation of Strengthening Families also offer a framework for changes at the systems, policy and practice level – locally, statewide and nationally. Read more ›

Remote and Hybrid Learning Have Been Difficult for HS Students. 8 Steps They Say Teachers Can Take to Keep Them Motivated

Remote and hybrid learning exact a grave toll on high schoolers, especially in underserved communities. Although the extent of the pandemic’s impact has yet to be fully understood, students believe they are learning less, are worried about their postgraduation plans and struggle to stay motivated. Read more ›

Stress, Trauma & Grief: Raising Resilient Kids Through Hard Times

We’re experiencing what mental health experts call a “collective trauma”– overwhelm, isolation and the loss of what life used to be. Some have flourished during shelter-in-place and are anxious about re-entry. Others have lost so much that it feels like only thing left to hold onto is hope.

In this Voices of Compassion podcast, CHC’s Tony Cepeda, LMFT and Karly Crockett, LCSW talk about individualized responses to stress, trauma and grief and how weathering storms together can lead to greater resilience for you and your family. Read more ›

Parenting a Child With Special Needs

This Voices of Compassion podcast episode features Dr. Joaquin Burciaga, a neuropsychologist at CHC and dad of a daughter with special needs. Hear about Joaquin’s parenting journey, what he and his wife have learned, how they make it work for their family and find joy in the process. Read more ›

Ask an Expert: Teaching Self-Compassion to Kids [video]

Research indicates that self-compassion is associated with greater emotional resilience, higher self-confidence, more caring behavior, and less reactive anger.

In this Ask An Expert session, Tony Cepeda, LMFT (Clinical Program Manager at CHC) and Adelyn Cohen, MS (Doctoral Psychology Intern at CHC) discuss strategies for teaching your kids how to build resilience through self-compassion. Read more ›

Stress & Resilience During COVID

COVID has altered almost every aspect of our lives, and the effects of this cumulative and prolonged stress response can affect our brain size, structure and functioning.

We sat down with Clinical Program Manager and Licensed Psychologist at CHC, Patty Crisostomo, PhD, to learn about the very individualized ways that stress can manifest itself in kids and adults, and effective vs. ineffective coping strategies. Read more ›

Seven Ways to Build a Child’s Resilience During the Pandemic (and Long After It Ends)

written by Phyllis Fagell, licensed clinical professional counselor

For many children across the United States, the pandemic is the first time they’ve had to deal with a disruption of this scale, and some are faring better than others. As a school counselor, I know that parents of struggling kids feel powerless and worry about long-term emotional fallout. Although caregivers can’t always alter children’s circumstances or shield them from discomfort, they can offer a more enduring gift: tools to manage adversity. Read more ›

Be Kind to Yourself: The Power of Self-Compassion

As a parent in a pandemic, you feel like you have to be superhuman or you’re not doing enough. The reality is that if you can be kinder to yourself, you will also be happier, more resilient and compassionate with others. In this episode, Pardis Khosravi, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist at CHC, shares three key steps toward self-compassion. Read more ›

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