VOLUME 8: DEVELOPING RESILIENCE IN “AT-RISK” YOUTH
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity and hardships. Oftentimes, we look at the risk factors of a young person who’s falling short, however, resiliency factors (e.g., meaningful participation, caring relationships) have more predictive power. Jason Sole could transcend prison stints to become a community leader because family and community members paved a way for resilience. In this three-hour session, participants will learn the following:
Protective factors that promote resiliency
Teaching conflict-resolution to youth as a crime prevention model
Mentors should NEVER try to make their mentee(s) be like them!
Strategies to help youth heal from trauma
The importance of strong relationships and support networks to amplify productivity
“I’m not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows us to learn from example. But if we have some who loves us – I don’t mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side – then, it’s easier to grow resilience, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. And it’s self-esteem that allows someone to stand up.” ~ Maya Angelou