Becoming Wildly Resilient: Raising Resilient Children
Alissa C. Briggs, PhD, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and licensed psychologist with UK HealthCare Adolescent Medicine, joins host Jakob Hester to talk about resilience and mental health in children and teens. They discuss: what it means for children to be resilient; the protective factors and skills that enhance children’s resilience; current mental health trends in school-age children; and how to support resilience and mental health as a parent or caregiver. Alissa also shares tips for coping as a parent or caregiver and touches on topics like growth mindset, the effects of social media use and proper self-care for adolescents.
Mentioned in this Episode
- “Ep. 3: Caring for Yourself and Others” with Azetta Beatty and Terri Weber
- "Ep. 7: From Feelings to Needs" with Amy Rodquist-Kodet
- "Ep. 14: Developing a Growth Mindset" with Tommy Leach
- "Ep. 20: Playfulness and Laughter" with Ann Bassoni
- “Ep. 23: From Empathy to Compassion” with Dr. Erin Hester
- “Ep. 26: Understanding Anxiety and Depression” with Kim Releford
- Events: UK HR Work-Life recognizes National Work and Family Month
- Children’s Book: “I Can’t Do That, YET: Growth Mindset” by Esther Pia Cordova
- Learning Resources: Susan David, PhD on emotional agility and parenting
- NPR Article: “Why you should stop complimenting people for being ‘resilient’”
- Children’s Book: “In My Heart” by Jo Witek
- Book: “Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive” by Kristin Neff, PhD
- Learning Resources: website and podcast from Ross Greene, PhD
- Book: “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
- Learning Resources: Lisa Damour, PhD website and podcast, “Ask Lisa: The Psychology of Parenting”
- Video: “Transylvania Athletics Staff Shake It Off Lip Dub” featuring host Jakob Hester
Playlist: A Wildly Resilient Playlist, available on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube Music
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- Employee Resources: HR Work-Life supports working parents
- Upcoming Events: UK Human Resources calendar
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