Become a founding sponsor of the School Resiliency Program!

Your donation will fund community programs that reinforce the mind-body capacity for resilience through the power of play.

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The School Resiliency Program

A gun has been fired on school grounds nearly once a week since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School of December of 2012. Many schools now have assigned uniformed and armed resource officers, and all have bomb threat protocols and lock-down drills. One of every four students reports being bullied during the school year. The accumulation of stress and trauma our children experience is daunting. Teachers are focused not only on their students' academic success but on their safety and social-emotional development as well.

Second Response develops social-emotional intelligence by teaching tools to cultivate personal and social awareness, self-regulation strategies and safely supported emotional externalization. The School Resiliency Program model trains physical education and health teachers, guidance counselors, and school psychologists in our PLAYshop methodology. Not only are the exercises of the methodology aligned to Common Core Standards for easy integration into the school day, they will give tools to children and teachers they can use now and for the rest of their lives to alleviate stress and trauma. The pilot program includes six Connecticut schools and will be officially launched in November of 2016.

The School Resiliency Program will serve as a model for other schools in the district, in the state and ultimately, across the country to adopt. Support now to become a founding sponsor!

There are many other ways you can support us too - for example through a gift of stock, or airline miles, or credit card points, or volunteer efforts. Interested? Contact Us and we'll make it easy for you. Thank you!

Second Response is an initiative of Fortunate Blessings Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a Guidestar Gold Participant.