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Resiliency Matters with Janet Hilary (Part 3)

Part 3 of Resiliency Matters with Janet Hilary.  Shifting the conversation from not if kids succeed, but how. Dr. Mollie Marti interviews Janet Hilary, an award winning educator from the UK who used high expectations to lead failing schools in London to excel. She currently serves as CEO of Floreat Education Academies Trust. Learn how…

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Resiliency Matters with Janet Hilary (Part 2)

Part 2 of Resiliency Matters with Janet Hilary.  Learn the St. George’s Calm School Code and how educational reformer Jan Hilary, designated National Leader of Education, London, UK, took a school from surviving to thriving through creating a culture of high expectations, accountability, and a consistent code of conduct. Download a study guide to follow along with…

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6th Annual Resilience Summit: Military Resilience and Well-Being
At the National Resilience Institute, we dedicate ourselves to collaboratively generating solutions to some of America’s greatest psychosocial challenges. One
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6th Annual Resilience Summit: Military Resilience
We welcome military service personnel and family members to this no-cost event – and have limited seating for our Institute
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An Invitation to Resilient Leadership
A few years ago, Robert Near, a Veteran working for HealthWest in West Michigan, held a workgroup for CEOs, directors,
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Resilient Leadership: Creating a Culture of Resilience
Date And Time: Mon, 1 July 20198:30 AM – 4:00 PM CDT Location: CRST International Mount Mercy Graduate Center1650 Matterhorn
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Creating Positive Cultures
Note: This is Part 3 of a series on The Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference (#IPENWellBeingEd) conference that our CEO,
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Resilience First Aid Series: Community Crisis Response with David Schonfeld…
Wed, 10 April 2019 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT Cost: 0$- 25$ Get Tickets Now! LocationCRST International Graduate
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Resiliency and Trauma-Informed Care Symposium
May 22nd, 2019 | 8:15 am – 4:30 pm Cost: $25 Scholarships are available to cover this fee if needed.
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Resilience Skills Are Teachable
This is Part 2 of a series on The Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference (#IPENWellBeingEd) that our CEO, Dr. Mollie
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Resilience First Aid with Lisa Cherry, International Trauma & Resilience Trainer
Thursday, February 14, 20199:00AM – 4:00PM CST Location: Mount Mercy International Graduate Center1650 Matterhorn Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402Seating
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Expert Strategies to Grow Resilience and Well-Being
Our CEO, Dr. Mollie Marti, recently represented the National Resilience Institute at The Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference (#IPENWellBeingEd) in
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Resiliency Matters with Janet Hilary (Part 3)
Part 3 of Resiliency Matters with Janet Hilary.  Shifting the conversation from not if kids succeed, but how. Dr. Mollie
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Resiliency Matters with Janet Hilary (Part 2)
Part 2 of Resiliency Matters with Janet Hilary.  Learn the St. George’s Calm School Code and how educational reformer Jan
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Resilience Summit and Symposium brings together innovators with real world experience
In September, the National Resilience Institute hosted its 5th Annual Resilience Summit and its first International Resilience Symposium in Chicago. Watch
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Youth THRIVE Jump Start! Workshop
Thursday, October 18, 2018 4:00PM – 6:30PM BST Location: Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre 15 Spa Road,
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Finding Your People
  Stepping into our 5th annual Resilience Summit, we have developed a good sense of who gets the most value
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A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Each year, our Resilience Summit provides education on healing trauma, including adverse childhood experiences, and building resilience. We also welcome
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Summit Speaker Spotlight: Meet David Richmond
As we move into our 5th annual Resilience Summit, we thought you might enjoy a “sit down” with one of our
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Resilience: How to Thrive Through Adversity
By: Mollie Marti, PhD, JD In collaboration with Rush University, the National Resilience Institute sat down with some presenters from
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NRI Announces Resilience Summit Speakers
The National Resilience Institute is proud to announce speakers for the 5th Annual Resilience Summit on September 21, 2018 in
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Tickets now available for 5th Annual Resilience Summit
Tickets are now available for the 5th Annual Resilience Summit. This year’s topics will be based around the theme of
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THRIVE: Trauma Informed Tools for Youth Resilience
Event: July 25, 2018 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Admission: FREE (pre-registration required) This workshop uses the THRIVE Resilience Model™
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National Resilience Institute Launches Resource Library for Hope Builders
The National Resilience Institute serves as a hub for resilience resources that are research-based and simple to implement. We are
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What is resilience and why does it matter?
By: Mollie Marti, PhD, JD In collaboration with Rush University, the National Resilience Institute sat down with some presenters from
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A TownHall Gathering on Childhood Trauma and Resilience
By: Mollie Marti, PhD, JD After a recent 60 Minutes segment on treating childhood trauma, the National Resilience Institute enthusiastically
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Deepening our National Dialogue on ACEs and Trauma Informed Resilience
By: Mollie Marti, PhD, JD A recent 60 Minutes segment with correspondent Oprah Winfrey, has served to powerfully broaden our
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These Five Signs Say: Help!
 By: Mollie Marti, PhD, JD “Humans are tribal beings, designed to give and receive help. We need each other in
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Watch Resiliency Matters TV with Dr. Melissa Reeves and Dr. Mollie Marti
As part of our Hope Builders Resource Library, NRI is happy to share an educational video featuring Dr. Melissa Reeves,
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Recap: Resilience Summit 2017
The National Resilience Institute (NRI) hosted its 4th annual international Resilience Summit at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago from
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Resiliency Matters with Dr. Melissa Reeves
VIDEO: In this episode of Resiliency Matters, National Association of School Psychologists President Melissa Reeves, PhD talks to Dr. Mollie
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Thrive Model of Resilience
Evidence-informed model optimizes a community's ability to support its members to grow their capacity to cope with stressful events and
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Creating Trauma Sensitive Schools
Childhood adversity, toxic stress and trauma can negatively impact a student's ability to thrive. Promoting trauma-sensitive school approaches has the
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6 Ways to Become a Trauma Informed School
INFOGRAPHIC: Simple steps to making your school a trauma-informed school. Stop asking why and start healing through education, safety, holistic
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6 Ways to Define Resiliency
INFOGRAPHIC: Resilient communities view themselves in terms of relationships first and foremost.
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Resiliency Matters with Janet Hilary
VIDEO: Learn the St. George's Calm School Code and how educational reformer Jan Hilary, designated National Leader of Education, London, UK,
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Guide to Listening to Children
PRINTABLE GUIDE: Children respond based how we interact with them. Learn easy to follow tips in our guide to listening
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What is Resiliency About?
PRINTABLE GUIDE: Resiliency is about relationships, support, inclusiveness, communication and being stronger together. Resiliency is about the journey, not the
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National Resilience Institute Hosts 4th Annual International Resilience Summit at The Palmer House in Chicago
National Resilience Institute Hosts 4th Annual International Resilience Summit at The Palmer House in Chicago CHICAGO, IL — August 25
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Michele Gay of Safe and Sound Schools to Speak About Community Resilience
The National Resilience Institute understands that crisis is not a matter of if but when. It is our mission to
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10 Tips for Post-Crisis Resilience After an Act of Terrorism
 By: Mollie Marti, Mollie Marti, PhD, JD In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, our hearts go out to family
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Why Resilience and Collaborative Learning Matters Now More Than Ever
Given the nature of our work, we at the National Resilience Institute intimately understand that one cannot predict situations such
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Five Reasons to Attend the 2017 International Resilience Summit
The National Resilience Institute understands that pioneering a human resilience movement starts with you taking action within your own community.
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4 Ways to Create Community Resilience and Help Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
    By: Liz Cox, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Iowa         Washington State has made significant
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Three Wellness Interventions to Use with Trauma-focused Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment
    By: Brian J. Klassen, PhD, Road Home Program Over 300,000 individuals–have a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from
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Barriers to Education Due to Homelessness in America: Students Message to Legislators
13 students from across the country sat in chairs in a semicircle facing the audience. The briefing was held to
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Holocaust Survivor Story: Dr. Jacob Eisenbach Shares a Message of Hope
Recently, I was fortunate to spend time with Dr. Jacob Eisenbach. His Holocaust survivor story includes a profound message of
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National Resilience Institute Partners with America’s Promise Alliance
  We are excited to announce the National Resilience Institute has become an official partner of America’s Promise Alliance. Our
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3 Ways to Support Mental Health Month
May is moving quickly, but it’s not too late to get involved in mental health month. If you’re an active
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6 Ways to Become a Trauma-Informed School
  One of the first steps to becoming a trauma-sensitive and trauma-informed school is training educators to better understand the
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The National Resilience Institute Brings the Community Together to Discuss ACEs & Childhood Trauma
On the evening of April 26, the golden doors of the historic Paramount Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa opened to
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The Biological Effects of Abuse, Neglect, and Stress During Childhood
“The child may not remember, but the body remembers.” – kpjrfilms April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. A time
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Viewing and Discussion of “Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”
The National Resilience Institute (NRI), in conjunction with the Children’s Bureau of the US Department of Health and Human Services,
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Creating a Healthy Nation Through Community Partnerships
Each year the first week of April is recognized as National Public Health Week. The American Public Health Association (APHA)
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Community Screening of RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE
FREE Community Screening and Facilitated Discussion Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Paramount Theatre Doors open at 5:45 – Screening at 6:30
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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month This month take the time to get informed about the ways to prevent
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Janet Hilary on Resiliency Matters
Janet Hilary, designated a National Leader of Education in the UK, has led two outstanding primary schools in London and
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NRI at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention
NRI Founder, Dr. Mollie Marti, presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention #HumanResilienceMovement  
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4th Annual Resilience Summit
The 4th annual Resilience Summit was held October 16-18 in Chicago, Illinois. Keynote speakers at the Summit included Michele Gay, Co-Founder of
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Meet Janet Hilary
Janet Hilary, designated a National Leader of Education in the UK, has led two outstanding primary schools in London and
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What is Resilience?
Re·sil·ience (rəˈzilyəns) The strength and capacity to respond to, cope with, and grow through adversity. NRI is Pioneering a Human
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Looking back at the first half of 2016
With the first half of 2016 in the rearview mirror, we’re being asked to share an update on our work.
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Looking back at 2015
Looking back at 2015, we are grateful for the passionate work of our team, creative collaboration of our partners, and
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