Resiliency, the ability to cope with and recover from adversity, is an important part of life. No one escapes adversity in this life. It may look different for everyone but everyone has to cope at some time or another with challenging people and/ or situations. Teaching our students and children skills that may increase resiliency will help them in every aspect of their life, including being bullied. Given that some youth who bully others may be doing so in response to being bullied themselves or the inability to cope with some difficulty these skills may also prevent bullying from happening.
Most of the suggestions in the following articles can be adapted for use in the classroom, at home or most any environment that youth are in.
http://resilnet.uiuc.edu/library/grotb95b.html#appendix1 – Guide to promoting resiliency
http://www.cyc-net.org/cyc-online/cycol-0205-resilience.html -Using academic strategies to build resilience
http://resilnet.uiuc.edu/library/grotb95b.html -A Guide to Promoting Resilience in Children: Strengthening the Human Spirit
-Appendix of previous link with strategies for teachers/parents: http://resilnet.uiuc.edu/library/grotb95b.html#appendix1 –Promoting resilience in children: teaching and discussion strategies (several concrete suggestions)
http://www.ecoliteracy.org/downloads/building-resilience-home -lesson plan on resiliency
http://knowledgex.camh.net/amhspecialists/promotion/Pages/building_resilience.aspx -Building resilience
http://crahd.phi.org/papers/Fostering.pdf – Fostering Resilience in Children – Bonnie Benard
http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/prpsum.htm -resilience research in children
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept96/vol54/num01/Building-Resiliency-in-Students.aspx -Building resiliency in students
http://www.edgeworkconsulting.com/tools/16%20Games%20That%20Promote%20Conversations%20About%20Resilience%282005%29.pdf -Activities to promote conversations about resilience
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/resilience.aspx# -10 tips for building resilience in children and teens
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/pressure-proof/201111/7-strategies-building-your-familys-resilience – “7 strategies for building your family’s resilience” (could also be used in the classroom)
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=775b94b440ad73397931a9ad7&id=879637a2fb&e=fcb29b10f0 -the secret to raising a resilient child –Dr. Laura Markham
http://www.risk-within-reason.com/2011/10/24/coping-strategies – Teaching kids good coping strategies to build resilience. (part 1)
http://www.risk-within-reason.com/2011/10/26/resilience-connection – Building resilience (part 2): How to give your kids a sense of connection
http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_works_in_building_resilience__-_summary_1_.pdf – What works in building resilience?
http://www.connectwithkids.com/ADAPP/pdf/BuildingResilienceResourceGuide.pdf -Resource guide –building resilience discussion questions (includes an activity and worksheets)
http://www.education.com/reference/article/building-resilience-children-challenges -Building resilience in children with challenges
http://www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=dcrc_sses –Socially strong emotionally secure: 50 activities to promote resilience in young children
http://health.tki.org.nz/Key-collections/Curriculum-in-action/Making-Meaning/Health-education2/Building-resilience-in-schools -Building resilience in schools- Level 8 (This is a lesson plan from a New Zealand government website to use to increase understanding of resilience)
http://www.headroom.net.au/Content.aspx?p=123 –Building resilience in the classroom
http://www.tnschoolsprepare.com/building-resilience -Building resilience: Suggestions for healing activities for children in the aftermath of trauma, grief and loss.
http://www.mindmatters.edu.au/verve/_resources/EnhanceResilience_1.pdf -Enhancing Resilience
http://www.thehappinessinstitute.com/freeproducts/docs/Building%20Resilience%20-%20Using%20Positive%20Psychology%20to%20get%20through%20tough%20times.pdf -Building Resilience – Using Positive Psychology to get through tough times
http://psychology.about.com/od/crisiscounseling/tp/become-more-resilient.htm – Ten ways to become more resilient
http://danielgoleman.info/2011/resilience-for-the-rest-of-us/ – Resilience for the rest of us
http://eprints.jcu.edu.au/3691/1/3691_Oliver_et_al_2006.pdf – Building resilience in young people through meaningful participation by Oliver, Collin, Burns & Nicholas
http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/_library/Resources/BCC/Befriending_Works.pdf -Befriending Works: building resiliency in local communities
http://learningforsustainability.net/pubs/Building_Resilience_in_Rural_Communities_Toolkit.pdf – Building resilience in rural communities
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:9UZQ_7xvoH8J:www.jhsph.edu/mci/Library/Resilience_and_SEL/References_Building_Resilience.doc+national+resilience+resource+center&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESggKuSiH3Zgvw07aVV-Hx8fM8HV5TunsO1LfA4h5CdFBqPQMfzlUFSCtE28k2GfnFNrctU7qbMlNoL0qFptmdrxIl6licdJvHfOtoIhTuoYB_w0gF8rFHG9Ec4_pIT8qgf2fwzo&sig=AHIEtbR9FF6U3daopM60wzSu50ia-9dYaw – References for building resilience