The Power of Resilience: Guidelines for School Psychologists in Difficult Times

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand application of a strength-based approach in working with forcibly displaced students and families.
  2. develop a commitment to utilizing a strengths-based approach in work with forcibly displaced students and families.
  3. recognize stories of resilience and strength in forcibly displaced communities.


The presenter will review the scientific evidence of resilience and will discuss relevant variables involving temperament, mindset, family, and professional relationships in shaping and reinforcing a resilient mindset. He will close with a set of guidelines to harness the power of resilience in shaping a stress-hardy mindset in our students and ourselves.



Sam Goldstein, Neurology, Learning, and Behavior Center


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