WhyTry: Resilience Can Be Taught! 10 Tools to Motivate ANY Student

NCCPS – National Center for Campus Public Safety Webinar
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Resilience is something we’re all born with. Most people just haven’t learned how to access what’s already inside of them. The WhyTry Program is a resilience education curriculum that provides simple, hands-on solutions for dropout prevention, violence prevention, truancy reduction, and increased academic success. The idea is straightforward: Teach social and emotional principles to youth in a way they can understand and remember. WhyTry is based on sound empirical principles, including solution-focused brief therapy, social and emotional intelligence, and multisensory learning.

In this presentation, participants will learn about the vital skills of resilience and creating a resilient climate. This engaging presentation will empower you to deliver these skills to students of any background and learning style, enabling them to thrive not only in school, but in life.

Christian Moore is a renowned author, speaker, and licensed clinical social worker who consults with thousands of school districts on lowering dropout rates, improving school climate, preventing bullying, and closing the achievement gap by teaching social and emotional education. He grew up on the streets near Washington D.C. and struggled with learning disabilities. Despite being told college was not an option, Christian obtained a masters degree and became a social worker in education, youth corrections, and a homeless program, and created the WhyTry organization to address the need for a new approach.

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