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Resilient Youth

Resilient Youth is a 6-session educational mind-body course that helps Military-connected Children and Teens in grades 1-12 manage their stress more effectively.


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What is Resilient Youth?

Resilient Youth was developed by the Massachusetts General Hospital Child Resiliency Program and Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. Resilient Youth draws from well-established, evidence-based interventions to manage stress and build resilience in children, adolescents and young adults. Sessions explore our physical and cognitive responses to stress and provide opportunities to develop and practice self-care and resiliency skills to buffer stress and improve overall health and well-being.

Groups meet for 45 minutes, in age appropriate sections for elementary, middle and high schoolers.  These Home Base facilitated groups foster community and understanding specifically for Military-connected youth.

Upcoming Sessions:

Elementary School:

– Tuesdays, September 5-October 10, 2023 at 4-4:45 PM EST

– Tuesdays, October 24-November 28, 2023 at 5-5:45 PM EST

– Mondays, January 22-February 26, 2024 at 7-7:45 PM EST

Middle School:

– Tuesdays, September 5-October 10, 2023 at 5-5:45 PM EST

– Tuesdays, October 24-November 28 at 6-6:45 PM EST

– Mondays, January 22-February 26, 2024 at 8-8:45 PM EST

High School:

– Single session on Monday, November 6 at 7:30-9 PM EST

Click here to sign up

About the Program

The program provides participants with:
  • How stress affects thoughts and feelings
  • Techniques to stay calm in stressful situations
  • Relaxation techniques 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 helpful habits that can build personal resiliency
  • Program Cost

    Offered at no cost to the participant or their family

  • Eligibility

    Military-connected children and teens in grades 1-12

  • Area of Service

    Nationally via Zoom

Want to Participate?

  • Step 1

    Complete a registration form

  • Step 2

    A member of our team will follow up

    to discuss your child’s specific needs and establish next steps.

  • Step 3

    Our team will coordinate a plan so your child can attend at no cost

    to you or your Family.