(WEBINAR) How to Cultivate Resilience in Youth


# of CE's: 3.0

0.3 IACET CE's

CE Type: SW, IACET, APA                # of CE's: 3.0 CE's      0.3 IACET CE's


About This Course

The research on resilience among children began in 1955 on the island of Kauai. Much has been learned about the importance of developing resilience among our youth since. Among the findings in the research is the power of a healthy, positive relationship with an adult to tip the scale from risk to resilience. This workshop will examine both the early research on resilience, as well as the most recent. This workshop will also:

Look at the internal and environmental factors of resilience and how to foster them;

  • Discuss the power of caring adults in building resilience, particularly adults in schools and agencies that interact with youth on a regular basis;
  • Explore the importance of the environmental protective factor of mirroring strengths in developing resilience;
  • Review available resources to use in the development of resilience in youth.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Outline definitions of resilience, along with the internal and environmental factors of resilience.
  2. Identify the roles that adults can play in the development of resilience among youth.
  3. Explain how mirroring strengths for youth is significant in the development of resilience.
  4. List specific strategies, programs and resources to aid in the development of resilience among youth.


Intended Audience: 

Educators, school staff, & behavioral health provider agency staff.


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. 
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.3 CEU = 3.0 Training Hours)

3.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content

Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 09/22/2021 – 09/22/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 3.0 continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

September 13, 2022

Deborah McCoy

Education Consultant and Trainer

As an Education Consultant and Trainer, Deborah has provided in-depth bullying and sexual harassment, cyber-bullying, and youth & social media workshops and seminars. She has worked for 35 years in the fields of education and training, focusing on bullying, cyberbullying, sexual harassment, threat assessment and school climate and safety. Deborah previously worked for the PA Department of Education, in the Division of Safe & Drug-Free Schools as a Regional Coordinator, providing guidance and assistance to Student Assistance Programs in the eastern part of the state.