Bouncing Back from Drama and Trauma: Helping At-Risk Teens Build Resiliency

About the Course

Today's teenagers face many challenges as they transition to adulthood. For youth who are in a circumstance that places them at greater vulnerability for problem behaviors or mental health disorders, the challenges can be far greater.


This workshop takes an exploratory view of resiliency and seeks to answer the question "what is resiliency and how can it help at-risk youth succeed?" Participants will discover the ten components to resiliency and define ways that at-risk youth can benefit from them. Finally, workshop participants will uncover the barriers to becoming resilient and develop a plan to support the young adults we serve to develop the habits, attitude, and skill set it takes to become the Resilient Teenager.

Learning Objectives

Participants will define the quality of resiliency and list the characteristics associated with being resilient.
Participants will learn and understand the process of resiliency and how to help youth overcome barriers to developing and maintaining resilience.
Participants will develop strategies to help at-risk teens develop resiliency.