RESPONDING WITH RESILIENCE

This program provides a safe space for students to investigate their personal responses to traumatic events, both with in their own lives and those of their peers. Over the course of this multi-day program (usually 2-4 days) students learn to resource both their body and personal creativity as mediums to foster resilience and self-efficacy in the face of personal and vicarious trauma. The main goal of this process if to harness the healing and transformative powers of expressive arts, restorative justice, and mindfulness to help students integrate and learn to effectively to respond to stressful potentially traumatic situations in their lives.

This program is also offered to peer mentors and conflict mediators to assist them in learning resources that can be shared with their families, schools, and communities.