In 2017, more than one-third of youth reported feeling nervous or anxious within the past month, according to the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America Survey. They also shared that stress makes them skip meals and feel tired, depressed and overwhelmed. The data and research only affirm what youth workers in our community see daily – many of our youth are struggling to cope. This is particularly true for under-resourced populations that may face more significant stressors such as trauma and the struggle to have basic needs met.
Join us for a workshop that will offer practical strategies youth workers can use to strengthen the emotional resilience of youth. This presentation will build upon the foundational concepts of cultivating grit and supporting social and emotional needs by providing concrete ideas and resources practitioners can use in their work immediately. Attendees will leave energized with actionable knowledge of how they can help youth not only survive, but thrive with more emotional resilience.