Skip to content

Resilience in School Environments: Understanding and Practice (RISE UP)

In support of the Thriving Schools Resilience in School Environments (RISE)  initiative, we created Resilience in School Environments: Understanding and Practice (RISE UP), a professional development program for school staff which utilizes a social emotional arts-based approach to examine mental health challenges in the school environment and create safe spaces to practice resilience tools.

RISE UP offers 3 module options:

Trauma-Informed Approach

Examine the prevalence and potential impact of trauma and stress on student behavior and discover strategies to navigate challenging interactions.

Stress Awareness and Regulation

Increase awareness and redefine stress as a manageable and natural function of the body.

Harnessing the Power of Hope

Explore creative wellness strategies for the classroom and daily life that foster hope and motivate action.

Key Concepts

Through this program, participants will:

  • Apply a trauma-informed lens to challenging interactions
  • Practice self-regulation tools to use in moments of stress and conflict
  • Practice resilience tools and regulation techniques to support staff and student health
  • Develop supportive relationships with colleagues

What people are saying about ‘RISE UP’

“Several SEL activities used would be awesome for my students!”

Teacher, GA

“This was such a great workshop, and so were the exercises we did. I think now more than ever, and we need help with this. Sometimes we just need a moment to reflect and rethink so we can react differently… more positively.”

Educator, SCAL

“I am grateful to have learned more about trauma and how to move from the survival brain to the learning brain. Amazing course and content.”

Educator, WA


Back To Top