Register Now: Free Resilient Youth Workshops for Military Children

Shared in partnership with the Benson-Henry Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital:

Resilient Youth Flier – Winter 2022

COVID-19, and its associated life disruptions have had significant impact on the psychological well-being of children and adolescents.  Youth are experiencing several acute stressors, including the shuttering of schools, social distancing and limited social connection, loss of daily structure, and worries about family health, finances, and the future.

Drawing from well-established, evidence-based interventions to manage stress and build resilience in children and adolescents, the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine is offering Resilient Youth workshops to youth in the Partners Healthcare network and to children of Partners employees.

Separate small-group meetings are offered for youth in Elementary (Grades 1-4), Middle (Grades 5-8), and High School (Grades 9-12). Groups are 45 minutes and are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday beginning the second week of January 2022 and running for 6 weeks.

During these sessions, educators will discuss physical and cognitive responses to stress, and will provide opportunities to develop and practice self-care and resiliency skills to buffer stress and improve well-being.

Classes are FREE to children of MGB employees, military personnel and those with need. All others cost $125.

*Scholarships available for those with need

Your child will learn:

  • How stress affects thoughts and feelings
  • Techniques to stay calm in stressful situations
  • Strategies for managing stress and staying calm during testing administration
  • Meditation methods that can reduce symptoms and improve physical health, such as deep breathing, mindfulness and imagery
  • How to foster positive thoughts and attitudes
  • How to develop long-lasting positive habits that can build personal resiliency

Experience with digital health devices to help children with body awareness.

Courses will be held live via Zoom

Contact : For more information, please contact Samreen Sethi at sssethi@mgh.harvard.edu