The resources in this collection are organized by audience, offering tools for use by 1) young people, 2) parents and caregivers, 3) teachers and school-based professionals, 4) helping professionals including those working in childcare, healthcare, therapeutic settings, and child welfare, 5) gender-based violence intervention and prevention advocates, and 6) communities and organizations. Tools address identity formation/exploration, gender socialization, healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, mindfulness, storytelling, human rights, digital safety, and other topics relevant to fostering resilience, respect and healthy growth in childhood and beyond.
Psychology Today suggests 5 practices for strengthening one’s capacity for resilience:
- Identify or name your experience
- Tell your story
- Practice mindfulness
- Ground yourself in your body
- Seek support
While practical applications may look different depending on a survivor’s unique needs, strengths, developmental abilities, and life stage, the variations and possibilities for engaging in these practices, or for supporting others in doing so, are limitless. The tools and resources offered below are intentionally linked to these core practices, exploring ways to implement them into one’s own helping practice or personal journey.