Title

Promoting Resilience to Support Youth Success: Fostering Home, School, and Community Connections

First Presenter's Institution

Sapp and Bruce Educational Consulting, LLC.

Second Presenter's Institution

Sapp and Bruce Educational Consulting, LLC.

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Session 4 (Ballroom F)

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

This presentation best supports the Heart strand with its emphasis on the social and emotional state of youth. Our work shows strategies to assist home, school, and communities in developing techniques and programs that foster resiliency in youth and empower students to engage life challenges with confidence.

This presentation also supports the Head strand with its emphasis on academic achievement and school leadership. Unique to this presentation is the "Sapp/ Bruce Tool Box" of strategies school communities can implement to assist students in developing resiliency skills needed for academic success.

Brief Program Description

In this presentation, we answer the question, " How does youth resiliency impact and benefit social, emotional, and academic success?" and identify strategies that schools, home, and communities can use to foster resiliency in youth today.

Summary

The lack of resilience in our youth today is a critical issue facing public schools, homes, and communities. Youth face a diversity of challenges throughout their academic careers and social interactions in life. Some students are able to overcome difficulties, move past them, and go on to become productive adults. Others, however, become stuck and fixated on their problems making it hard for them to move forward in life. With no coping skills, they struggle to see beyond the situation they are experiencing and cannot perform well in social and academic settings.

The Sapp and Bruce Toolbox for Success was developed as a result of our 30 plus years of work in public Title I schools and from our research, study, and implementation of Eric Jensen's work on poverty and effective student engagement for lifelong learning. Key to the success of students is the school, home, and community implementation of effective strategies designed to build positive and caring cultures that foster resiliency.

Our approach instructs schools, families, and communities how to implement strategies that empower our youth to perform well in social and academic settings. The "Sapp and Bruce Toolbox for Success" is designed to ensure that students have the tools needed to persevere through challenges they face at home, school, and in the community.

Evidence

This presentation has combined several research articles written by various individuals. The research focuses on building resilience in youth today, the impact that home, school, and community practices have on building and promoting resiliency in our youth.

Jensen. E. (2009). Teaching with poverty in mind: What being poor does to kid's brains and what schools can do about it. Virginia, ASCD.

Jensen. E. (2013). Engaging students with poverty in mind. Practical strategies for raising achievement. Virginia, ASCD.

Rea,D. & Zinskie, C. D. (2015). Making the American Dream a Reality for All Youth: Introduction to the first issue of the National Youth-At Risk Journal, 1(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.20429/nyarj.2015.01010.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Sheila E. Sapp, a former educator and school administrator, is currently co-partner in Sapp and Bruce Educational Consulting, LLC. She has authored 3 resource books on school leadership and serves as a vendor for Sheila E. Cares, LLC.

Dr. Darlene Bruce, a former educator and school administrator, is currently co-partner in Sapp and Bruce Educational Consulting, LLC. She is a certified trainer for Academic Parent Teacher Teams for the state of Georgia.

Keyword Descriptors

Resilience, Resiliency informed practices, social and emotional learning, coping skills, home, school, and community cult ure

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-10-2020 8:30 AM

End Date

3-10-2020 9:45 AM

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Mar 10th, 8:30 AM Mar 10th, 9:45 AM

Promoting Resilience to Support Youth Success: Fostering Home, School, and Community Connections

Session 4 (Ballroom F)

In this presentation, we answer the question, " How does youth resiliency impact and benefit social, emotional, and academic success?" and identify strategies that schools, home, and communities can use to foster resiliency in youth today.