Resilience can be defined as, “The capacity to spring back, rebound, successfully adapt in the face of adversity, and develop social competence despite exposure to severe stress.” This workshop will focus on how to incorporate important strategies to create resilience into the work done by social service and helping professionals. We will take a closer look at the Kauai Longitudinal Study on Resilience and the protective factors that have been proved by research to make a difference in the lives of children and youth who are at risk of not succeeding. The workshop closes with an art activity involving multi-media that will allow participants the opportunity to strengthen their resiliency approach in working with clients.
• Learn about the findings from the Kauai Longitudinal Study on Resilience that establish the field of resiliency
• Discuss how to implement components of resilience into work with children and youth clients
• Experience an art activity that provides opportunity for reflection on specific clients and supports building resiliency in their work