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Professionally trained, dedicated instructors from Center for Resilience work in partnership with students and educators to achieve lifelong healthy habits and positive outcomes.

Our organization can partner with your institution in 2 ways:

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OPTION 1: ResilientKids Curriculum Integration

We work in partnership with schools to ensure a smooth curriculum roll-out with all the necessary support both inside and outside the building.

Developing a sustainable program of this nature is a customized, multi-year process that includes the following components:

  • ResilientKids Curriculum Implementation with students
  • Parent Information Session
  • Classroom teacher training and coaching
  • Admin team implementation consulting
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OPTION 2: Mindfulness Training for Self-Care & Sustainability

As educators, we understand that there is a tremendous amount of pressure on today’s teachers. Learning to practice mindfulness can be the beginning of a transformative self-care routine that helps you be the best version of yourself when you show up at school every day. Taking care of yourself can also mitigate burnout and allow you to continue inspiring your students. We train and coach educators to integrate these skills into their own lives as well as the school building. 

ResilientKids Methodology:

Through our mindfulness-based, social and emotional learning curriculum that is aligned with Common Core State Standards, students learn these valuable skills from the inside out.

What is the approach?

Our innovative mindfulness program is seamlessly integrated into the school day by professionally trained, dedicated instructors from Center for Resilience. We work in partnership with students and educators to implement a sustainable program and achieve lifelong healthy habits and positive outcomes.

Classes meet twice weekly for the full school year. We utilize various mindfulness approaches to teach the five core competencies of social and emotional learning, as defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Our mindfulness-based curriculum aligns with the Common Core, and Rhode Island’s State Standards for social and emotional learning to learn these critical skills from the inside out.

And the goal?

Self-regulation, stress management, perseverance, and empathy are the foundations to academic achievement, college & career readiness, and life-long success.

By developing these skills and strategies to manage academic, emotional and social challenges, the ResilientKids Curriculum helps students to successfully navigate their path to becoming engaged adults, global citizens and community leaders.

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Do you have evidence?

Research from around the world clearly shows that mindfulness helps to reduce toxic stress, enhance concentration and grit, and develop self-regulation and compassion. These assets help students self-regulate emotions and become ready to learn. 

Developing a sustainable program is a customized, multi-year process that includes the following components:

  • ResilientKids Curriculum Implementation with students
  • Parent Information Session
  • Classroom teacher training and coaching
  • Admin team implementation consulting
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reduction of stress in middle and high school students.
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of teachers reported increased self-regulation in their students.

Testimonials

“I would like to commend the program for it’s quality and for being able to adjust to our needs. The director and teachers were always flexible and amenable to our requests. Good communication helped us keep up with the myriad of changes that are part of an elementary school.”
~ Kathy C., Principal
“Of all the services, programs, and learning opportunities we offer, I feel that our partnership with Center for Resilience is the most beneficial, in that it builds community, as well as life skills.”
~ Central Falls High School Teacher
“I hear things more clearly and stay on task better.”
~ Joharlyn C., Providence Middle School Student

What are the training options?

Learning to practice mindfulness can be the beginning of a transformative self-care routine that helps you be the best version of yourself when you show up at school every day.

A Taste of Mindfulness During this 90-minute session, you and your colleagues will gain an introduction to mindfulness, its benefits, and experiential knowledge through various practices.

This is a great PD workshop or staff meeting topic.

CELP-Certified PD: We offer 2 CELP-approved professional development opportunities for you and your staff. The 4-hour “Introduction to Mindfulness Strategies for You and Your Students” will focus on self-care for teachers, research behind these strategies and why they work for adults and kids, as well as teach simple tools to try out with your students. The 2-hour “What Do Mindfulness & Early Childhood Have in Common?” will share the research around these practices and make the case for starting to embed these critical learning strategies among the youngest members of our future. In addition to the science behind this work, we will also share strategies for embedding these tools into each day.  Contact us to learn more.

Training Institute The organization’s annual Training Institute helps teachers manage their own stress and burnout such that they can authentically support their students’ learning of effective mindfulness techniques to strengthen social and emotional development. Take a deeper dive in this intensive exploration of a customized approach to personal wellness. Through both in-person and online mindfulness facilitation, you’ll develop your own personal practice, learn how to maintain it every day, and ultimately share it with others in your setting – both fellow educators, as well as students. This workshop can be done privately at the school or district-level, OR you can join us at the next Training Institute in the Winter of 2019. Click here for additional information about this program, or to apply online.

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We are so grateful to have worked with the following schools:

Associates for Human Services, MA

Archie Cole Middle School, East Greenwich

Asa Messer Elementary School, Providence

Brown University, Providence

Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence

Charles N. Fortes Elementary School, Providence

Central Falls High School, Central Falls

Children’s Friend, Providence

Children’s Workshop, MA

Dover Sherborn Regional School District, MA

Edgewood Highland Elementary, Cranston

Evolutions High School, Providence

Fogarty Elementary School, Providence

Gordon School, East Providence

Hamilton Elementary School, North Kingstown

Harris Elementary School, Woonsocket

Harry Kizirian Elementary School, Providence

Highlander Charter School, Providence

Jorge Alvarez High School, Providence

Kevin Coleman Elementary, Woonsocket

LABBB Educational Collaborative, MA

Learning Brook Early Childhood Education Center, Cranston

Paul Cuffee Upper School, Providence

Paul Cuffee Middle School, Providence

Randall Holden Elementary, Warwick

Ready to Learn, Providence

Rhode Island College, Providence

Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School, Providence

Rocky Hill School, East Greenwich

Sherman Elementary School, Warwick

Silver Spring Elementary School, East Providence

Sophia Academy, Providence

South Side Elementary School, Providence

St. Mary Academy - Bay View, Riverside

Stadium Elementary, Cranston

Times2 Academy, Providence

The Bradley School, Portsmouth

The Wolf School, East Providence

Veterans Memorial Elementary School, Central Falls

William D’Abate Elementary School, Providence

Wheeler School, Providence

Woonsocket Middle School, Woonsocket