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Building Psychological Resilience

If a teenager is psychologically resilient, he or she has the ability to “bounce back” after something negative happens. This program explains how young adults can develop that resilience, increasing the likelihood that they’ll recover from adolescent stresses and crises without developing deep or lasting psychological problems. A case study of a traumatized young woman who turned to drugs as a coping mechanism acts as a springboard for discussion of resilience-related concepts and issues. A self-check quiz—“How Resilient Are You?”—completes the video. Correlates to National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. Original title: Building Resilience. A part of the series Life Skills for a Well-Adjusted Adolescence. (22 minutes)

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What Is Psychological Resilience
Resilience is the ability to cope with life's challenges, setbacks, stress, and trauma. If one maintains hope, it is possible to survive difficulties and emerge as a stronger person.