Family Employee Resource Group: The Resilience Toolbox

Date: Thu, 03/10/2022

Prolonged or intense stress can have lasting negative impacts in the development of young children. Children with resilience are better able to manage this stress and work towards healthy and successful outcomes. This workshop will help participants gain an understanding of how stress affects children and the importance of developing resilience to combat that stress, including specific strategies for building protective factors. Stocking up your resilience toolbox empowers you to help children learn to manage the stressors in their lives and give them the skills, tools and know-how to deal with whatever life throws at them.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how stress affects children.
  2. Learn protective factors to support resiliency.
  3. Identify specific strategies to build resilience in children, including building adult capabilities.

About the Speaker: Carrie Shrier, MSU Extension

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Carrie Shrier is an Extension Educator with MSU Extension’s Children and Youth Institute. Carrie has a programmatic focus on parenting and early childhood education and also serves as the liaison with Detroit Public Television. Carrie has been with MSU Extension for 16 years, housed in Livingston County, and providing programming focused on improving the lives of Michigan’s children and families.