Roots of Resilience is a professional development program to help early childhood teachers promote resilience with children impacted by trauma. Early childhood trauma poses a serious threat to the well-being of children, families, and communities. With the majority of children attending early care and education prior to kindergarten, the opportunity to help them start school ready to succeed is profound.


Roots of Resilience provides professional supports (workshops, online course, video-based coaching) to help early childhood professionals nurture resilience in themselves, and in the children and families they serve. Initial results indicate that Roots of Resilience is feasible for teachers, and helps them to use trauma-responsive practices and to feel confident that they are making a difference in children’s lives. Additional research is underway.


April 2019 Update! Roots of Resilience is adding Workshops to our menu of resilience-focused professional development offerings! Click here for dates and descriptions of workshops, online course, and video-based coaching offerings.


Ongoing Project

Below is a flyer about the online course and coaching programs we developed and are testing, with support from the U.S. Department of Education, and in partnership with early childhood teachers and providers throughout Central Oregon.


Funding: Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, 2015-2019

Project Lead: Shannon T. Lipscomb, PhD




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