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Building Resilience

What is Building Resilience (BR)?

Building Resilience is a Tier 2 social-emotional intervention designed to support the holistic development of students and create a restorative school culture. Building Resilience provides students with a range of programming and experiences that connect their high school education to real life in meaningful ways and create meaningful learning experiences and personal development opportunities that lead to improved student outcomes.

Which students are eligible to participate? 

Students will be identified who are struggling with regulating behavior and emotions, attendance, interpersonal conflict, and engagement in their education.

How do students access the Building Resilience intervention?

Students are selected to participate in the Building Resilience intervention through data (i.e. attendance, incident reports, etc.) reviewed by the APSS and Student Support Teams on an ongoing basis based on frequency, intensity and duration of behaviors of concern.

Who facilitates Building Resilience?

The Building Resilience Team includes Allyson Adams, Nora Feyerer, Lynn Perri, Alain Roy, and Rich Wolf.

What Skills are Taught in Building Resilience?

Curriculum is aligned with the CASEL Competencies

  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Self-Management
  3. Social Awareness
  4. Responsible Decision Making
  5. Relationship Skills
  6. Restorative Practices
  7. Goal Setting


  • Restitution (1-3 days)
  • Program Assignment (weekly meetings 2-8 weeks)
  • Daily Check-ins
  • Weekly Check-ins


  • School Attendance
  • Class Attendance
  • Timeliness 
  • Academic Honesty
  • Time Management
  • Student/Teacher Relationships
  • Appropriate Classroom/Hallway Expectations


  • Empathy
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Giving and Receiving Respect
  • Coping with emotions
  • Anxiety
  • ​Conflict Resolution
  • Acceptance of Decisions & Consequences
  • Self-Advocating
  • Decision Making

The Future/Career/College 

  • Goal Setting-Short and Long Term
  • Career Exploration 
  • How education can impact future goals
  • Career/Job planning