If our goal is to raise children who are prepared to lead us into the future, we need them to be hard working, compassionate, committed to repairing the world, creative, innovative . . .  and resilient.

Book Clubs & Parenting Classes

If a community-based agency or school wants to maximize its yield in enhancing youth resilience, the most important thing it could do would be to engage and empower parents.

Many communities have used these books as book clubs or the focus of parenting programs.

The following suggestions about how to incorporate the 7 Cs model into your parent programming do not substitute for well evaluated parenting programs. Places to find proven parenting programs that enhance resilience include Communities That Care and The Search Institute