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Resilient Youth

Resilient Youth is a series of educational, mind-body courses that help 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.

To be notified about future Resilient Youth sessions, sign up using the Resilient Youth Interest Form.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

One 45-minute session per week for six weeks, each Tuesday from January 10-February 14, 2023 (see below). Elementary school at 5:00-5:45pm, middle school at 6:00-6:45pm. Click here to register.

  • Session #1: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
  • Session #2: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Session #3: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
  • Session #4: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Session #5: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
  • Session #6: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

About the Program

The program provides participants with:
  • How stress affects thoughts & feelings
  • Techniques to stay calm in stressful situations
  • Meditation methods that can reduce symptoms & improve physical health, such as deep breathing, mindfulness & imagery
  • How to foster positive thoughts & 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

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