Help them Overcome Adversity to Grow and Thrive
Normalize setbacks so students can move through challenges with confidence and thrive on your campus.
According to the 2020 JED Foundation Survey of College Student Mental Health, more than half of students responding say their emotional health is worse than before the Covid-19 pandemic, and a disproportionate number are dealing with anxiety, social isolation/loneliness, depression, difficulty concentrating, and coping with stress in a healthy way.
Focusing on resilience programming has proven to prevent and reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety, as well as to increase optimism and well-being. It’s time to help students thrive.
Our expert presenter, Dr. Meggen Sixbey — creator of the nationally-known Family Resilience Assessment Scale — reviews the concept of resilience and explores strategic ways that colleges and universities can teach the necessary skills, behaviors, and concepts that will allow students to grow, develop a plan, and focus on strengthening these areas to increase their ability to face future challenges with the grit they need to succeed.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the correlation between college student depression and resilience – be better prepared to teach the necessary skills, behaviors, and concepts that will allow your students to develop resiliency.
- Identify the nine common factors needed to help students foster resilience – implement specific strategies to develop these critical life-skill sets most effectively in your students.
- Explore the subtle differences between “resilience”, “resilient”, and “recovery” – ensure your faculty and staff are trained to know the difference and can help normalize setbacks their students face and give them the confidence they need to succeed.
- Distinguish the various components of resilience and how they impact your students’ ability to respond effectively to stress – recognize resilience is a process and is a compilation of teachable and learnable skills, behaviors, and concepts that increase students’ ability to face future challenges with grit.
- Foster a campus-wide approach to mental health so students do not fall through the cracks – train faculty and staff to recognize the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health concerns.
Dr. Meggen Tucker Sixbey is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director of the University of Florida’s (UF) Counseling and Wellness Center. She is the creator of the “Family Resilience Assessment Scale” (FRAS) which is a valid and reliable measurement tool to assist those providing services to individuals and families in identifying, supporting, and enhancing resilience in the midst of crises. The FRAS has been translated into several languages and has been used in over 300 peer reviewed publications.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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