“Resilience works like a muscle we can build through effort and repetition, and we want to keep our muscles strong and flexible, so we can think of many ways to solve a problem.” – Dr. Mary Alvord, Founder & President
Resilience refers to the ability to adapt well to life and its challenges.
Children may struggle to bounce back from challenges due to a variety of factors including difficulty with self-regulation and limited social competence.
Childhood resilience is associated with numerous positive outcomes including improved behavior, peer relationships, family functioning, and academic achievement.
We work with schools in underserved communities to provide our resilience programming to their students. Our interventions focus on building resilience because it has shown to contribute to youth’s emotional and physical well-being as well as a healthy transition into adulthood.
We know that every child can benefit from our resilience research and practices. We train educators to deliver our proven curriculum and provide ongoing support throughout the program. We also provide continuing education trainings to mental health practitioners around the world.
Our programs and trainings are grounded in well-documented evidence that our approach improves children’s lives now and into adulthood. We are actively collecting data from youth, parents, and educators to continuously assess and refine our intervention.
Dr. Alvord’s offers advice for starting a resilience journey in this CNN article. Read the article.
Why is our mission so important?
Resilience Across Borders believes in a world where all children and adolescents have access to the mental health services they need. We believe that when mental well-being is prioritized, children can fully unleash their potential and our entire society will benefit.