• Strengths-Based Resilience
    Apr 16, 2019 | University of Toronto Scarborough

    The Strengths-Based Resilience program, a collaborative project between the University of Toronto (Scarborough Campus), Toronto District School Board, Swathmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania, is designed to help students develop resilience. The program defines resilience as the ability to cope with adversity and invites students to reflect actively on their experiences that demonstrate various aspects of their resilience. Student learn skills and strategies by reflecting back on these experiences and engaging in exercises

    Program Lessons

    The program is comprised of 14 lessons, covering topics including:

    1. Resilience
    2. Fixed & Growth Mindset
    3. Cognitive Accuracy
    4. Cognitive Flexibility
    5. Character Strengths
    6. Signature Strengths
    7. Problem Solving
    8. Grudge & Gratitude
    9. Empathy
    10. Slowness & Savouring
    11. Positive Relationships
    12. Positive Communication
    13. Altruism
    14. Meaning & Purpose

    Assessment Measures Used in the Program:

    • Signature Strengths: Signature Strengths Questionnaire (SSQ-72; Rashid et al., 2016); 72 items
    • Wellbeing:¬†Flourishing Inventory (Rashid et al., 2017; Seligman, 2011); 35 Items

    More information on The Strengths-Based Resilience program.