Resilience Workshop Focuses on Family Challenges
PAUSD is partnering with our PTA and Acknowledge Alliance to offer a three-part workshop to support families in coping with the challenges they and their children are facing.
Resilience, the capacity to bounce back or competence despite adversity, is innate in all of us and can be built upon throughout our lives. The last several months have provided many opportunities for our families to respond in ways that build our resilience in the face of high levels of stress and anxiety. Having children at home instead of school has been especially difficult for many families. In this series, Acknowledge Alliance Director Sarah Kremer, PhD, LPCC, ATR-BC, will provide a mix of research, strategies, and practical ideas to bring into family time while we’re still figuring out what our world will look like in the future. The first session will be a discussion of what resilience looks like for children and adults. The second session will concentrate on identifying challenges and successes. The last session will be a discussion of how to move forward with uncertainty over the summer into the next school year. In each session, the focus is on conversations and practical strategies to try, as well as welcoming every experience and response.
Director of the Resilience Consultation Program at Acknowledge Alliance, Sarah Kremer, oversees services provided to San Mateo and Santa Clara County schools and organizations to advance prevention-focused mental health and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) across the entire school community. Acknowledge’s Resilience Consultants provide support and coaching to the adults on campus, as well as to students through their own SEL curriculum. Ms. Kremer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Board-Certified Art Therapist. She is also a faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University where she received her Ph.D. in 2020.