Results from the first two pilots studies of Roots of Resilience are published!

Findings indicate that the online course and coaching are feasible, and help teachers strengthen their knowledge and practice for nurturing resilience with children impacted by trauma. 

Teachers also shared that Roots of Resilience was beneficial to them and children they care for:

“This course gave me a new perspective … I think a lot more now before I react!”

“[I am] more patient and attentive to my kids’ needs and emotions.”

For a brief summary of the article, click here (English and Spanish):

Strengthening Children’s Roots of Resilience_Brief (English)

Fortaleciendo las Raíces de Resiliencia de Niños (Spanish)

The full article is here: Strengthening Children’s Roots_Published Online Oct 2019

We would like to say a big THANKS to the teachers who participated. Their feedback helps ensure future teachers will benefit from Roots of Resilience.

Roots of Resilience will be presenting research at the Society for the Study of Human Development 11th Biennial Meeting in Portland, OR. This meeting will focus on Stress, Resilience, and Character Development across the Life Span.

Friday evening will feature Roots of Resilience team member, Aubrey Sills and her poster “Parenting, household chaos, and children’s stress system activity as predictors of externalizing behaviors in preschool.”  Our team will also be presenting the poster “Teacher-child relationships moderate effects of adverse childhood experiences on social and behavioral skills and problems in preschool.”

Sunday afternoon’s Relationship-oriented Interventions to Promote Resilience among Children and Youth who have Experienced Adversity Symposium will feature Dr. Shannon Lipscomb, presenting hot-off-the-press data from our recent data collection.

Our ever-busy research team will also be presenting non-Roots of Resilience research as well!

Hillary Lewis will be presenting additional posters on Friday evening: “Adverse childhood experiences and family-teacher relationships in early care and education” and “Children’s activity in the stress response system within preschool classrooms: The role of classroom quality.”

Jamie Jaramillo will be presenting in the same symposium as Dr. Lipscomb on “Supporting Siblings in Foster Care: Nurturing Relationships and Resilience among Youth in Foster Care.”

Hope to see you there!

Your partners in resilience,

The Roots of Resilience Research Team