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The way a child responds to a traumatic event can affect a child’s future and well-being. The RPA Resiliency Collective is committed to reducing the exposure to and impact of trauma by increasing resiliency of youth and families in the City of Roanoke.

To download the Resilience Calendar in PDF format click here.

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Protective Factors

The Path to Resilience is different for everyone depending upon their circumstances and the protective factors that are present in their life:
Strong home life
with rules, predictability, routines, chores, positive discipline
Caring and involved adults
i.e. mentors, teachers, family members, neighbors, community members, faith leaders
Good social skills
sense of humor, empathy, conflict resolution skills
Being involved in outside of school activities
clubs, teams, hobbies, part-time job
Having someone to help set goals
to be successful, and build confidence

Professionals Path to Resilience Toolkit

Our path to resilience, for professionals, involves working with the whole family to promote resiliency. Our goal is for everyone that works with children, teens and adults to understand when a child or family may be struggling, and stepping up to be empathetic, understanding and supportive. When professionals Champion Resilience they are helping build the shield that protects our children and teens from adversity.

How Can YOU Help Build Resilience in Your Community?

Everyone can be a Resilience Champion by recognizing that people may be suffering from unseen issues. We don’t need to know what the issues are. We just need to respond with understanding and kindness. Be kind and supportive of your neighbors, smile, and provide a connection or a hand up, if needed.

History

The Resiliency Collective formed in May 2017 to educate the Roanoke community about resiliency and resiliency building. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from tough situations. The Resiliency Collective is spreading this message, along with how the community can build resilience, via a professional education toolkit and a public media campaign.
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