Helping Families and Staff Build Resilience

How to Help Families and Staff Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Outbreak is a new brief from the Center on the Developing Child Harvard University. Resilience is built over time through experience and has an impact on how we respond to stress and adversity. What can be done to strengthen resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak?… Read more

Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

Emotional resilience is the ability to adapt to stressful situations. More resilient people are able to bounce back after negative experiences. Emotional resilience helps prevent burnout at work. But, developing emotional resilience isn’t something usually taught to teachers alongside instructional strategies and techniques. Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Teachers is a resource that focuses on… Read more

Helping Children Succeed

Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why is a new book by Paul Tough. The book explores what growing up in poverty does to children’s mental and physical development, how adversity at home affects success in the classroom from preschool to high school, and what practical steps adults — from parents and teachers to policy… Read more


Why do some children do well despite significant adversity while others do not? Resilience is a combination of protective factors that enable people to adapt in the face of serious hardship, and is essential to ensuring that children who experience adversity can still become healthy, productive citizens. The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard… Read more