Resilience Informed Care: Examining Positive Childhood Experiences (PO221)

  • PMD: 6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    11:30 AM–12:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. comprehend how a high PCE score can affect a student’s ability to be resilient.
  2. develop knowledge on what a PCE score is and what experiences qualify as a PCE.
  3. apply what they have learned about PCE scores and how the experiences that occur in school can help foster resiliency.


Resiliency is the ability to recover from difficulties quickly. When a child experiences safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments, we call them positive childhood experiences (PCEs). Research has shown that these experiences are important to healthy development and overall adjustment. The purpose of this study is to examine adolescents and whether a relationship exists between their identified number of PCEs and self-reported resilience.



Emma C. Sievers, University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Jocelyn H. Newton, PhD, UW La Crosse

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