Resiliency is the capacity for a person to respond and recover following a stress in their life. This page includes many resources to support families in building resiliency in themselves and their children.

An introduction to your upstairs brain and your downstairs brain. How they work together and how they affect the body.

Online Resources for Providers and Families

  • 1-2-3 Care Resiliency Booklet intended to support caregivers on their journey towards traumatic sensitivity. Organized by topic, each offering a brief overview, specific tools that can be used with children, and where to find more information
  • Reaching IN Reaching Out Guidebook was created to increase awareness in child-serving professionals of the importance of promoting resilience in children through adult modeling of resilient thinking and behavior.
  • Neurodevelopmental Informed Parenting Resource List provides resources for parents related to co-regulation, positive discipline, and the science behind spanking and punishment.
  • Child Welfare Resource Guide was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau to support service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote child and family well-being.
  • Child Welfare Tip Sheet provides tips on specific parenting issues and strategies for parents, programs and community partners to promote child well-being.
  • The Road to Resilience handout illustrates what kids need to travel the many bumps, twists and turns of life. This handout is well-organized and could serve as a discussion piece at Well-Child visits.
  • Collaborative Problem Solving Plan helps parents eliminate challenging episodes with children by helping their children solve the problems that cause them in a collaborative and proactive way.
  • Understanding ACEs handout is a great 1-page handout for patients that defines ACEs and resilience in easy-to-understand terms.
  • Reaching IN... Reaching OUT (RIRO) creates evidence-based programs that teach resiliency thinking and coping skills to adults and young children under the age of 8 years so that they can reach IN to face life’s challenges and reach OUT to others and opportunities that encourage healthy development.
  • Fostering Resiliency is dedicated to improving the lives of youth through advocacy and education. Foster Resiliency provides training, speaking, and coaching for organizations to support their mission of supporting youth to reach their full potential.
  • Resiliency In Action, Inc. is a pioneering publishing and training company founded in 1996 by Nan Henderson, Bonnie Benard, and Nancy Sharp-Light. The mission of the company is to share the growing body of social science research that documents how people of all ages bounce back from life challenges of all kinds. In Competence Confidence Connection Character Contribution Coping Control Targeting ACEs: Building Resilience in the Pediatric Medical Home © 2017 Children’s Health Foundation All Rights Reserved addition, these founders wanted to make the strategies recommended by this research accessible to everyone.
  • Circle of Support Resource explanation and guide (pictured to the right).
  • Resilience Trumps ACEs is working to increase the positive, resilience-building experiences in the lives of the children, parents and families in our community. How? We are creating a community conversant in ACEs and Resilience, starting with awareness and education.
  • Empowering Parents provides parenting content you can use to help turn around your child’s behavior, right away.
  • Calm: Meditation to Relax, Focus, and Sleep Better is a phone app that provides guided meditation exercises.
  • Common Sense Media empowers parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.
  • Vroom is a Seattle-based company that provides families with things that they can do with their children each day to stimulate development, interaction, and resiliency.
  • Thinkkids.org provides training and instruction for using collaborative problem solving with challenging kids.
  • Building Resiliency Book List

Dr. Amy Stoeber co-hosts a parenting talk show called "The Motherload- Not Your Mother's Parenting Advice." Episode 10 and Episode 11 is a 2-part series on "Healthy Family Habits" that includes more interventions like the “Red Plate Program" and Alfie Kohn's "Love Withdrawals." Several books are mentioned as well.

Dr. Amy Stoeber co-hosts a parenting talk show called "The Motherload- Not Your Mother's Parenting Advice." Episode 10 and Episode 11 is a 2-part series on "Healthy Family Habits" that includes more interventions like the “Red Plate Program" and Alfie Kohn's "Love Withdrawals." Several books are mentioned as well.

Targeting ACEs: Building Resilience in the Pediatric Medical Home resources courtesy of Children's Health Alliance.

© 2017 Children’s Health Foundation All Rights Reserved