“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.

What We Do

  • Programs

    for life-long well-being

    We partner with schools in under-resourced communities to provide our resilience programming to students in order to develop their emotional and physical well-being as well as a healthy transition into adulthood.

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  • Training

    for educators and clinicians

    We train educators to deliver our resilience curriculum and provide ongoing support throughout the program. We also provide resilience continuing education trainings to mental health practitioners around the world.

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  • Research

    anchoring continuous improvement

    Our programs and trainings are grounded in well-documented evidence that our approach improves children’s lives now and into adulthood. We actively collect data from youth, parents, and educators to continuously assess and refine our program.

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