Bouncing Back – Building Resiliency in Challenging Times

July 29, 2020, 9:30 to 12:30

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform


This 3-hour online workshop delves into research regarding resiliency and recovery from adversity. It offers participants concrete strategies for enhancing their own resiliency as well as the resiliency of others under their care or supervision. Appropriate for individuals, parents, teachers, therapists, counselors, and youth workers, Bouncing Back is a dynamic an interactive online learning experience, including small group discussion, participant reflection, personal narrative, brainstorming and action planning activities to assist participants in visualizing real applications of the strategic approaches to enhancing resiliency in students, clients, and themselves.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define resiliency and describe how it evolves in response to adversity.
  2. Participants will be able to name five core elements of resiliency.
  3. Participants will be able to list at least five three strategies to promote resiliency in children and families.
  4. Participants will develop an action plan to promote resilience in themselves or youth and families they work with.


This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Trainer

Amy Saville, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in Middlesex County, NJ with a career history spanning 18 years of service to children, families, and child-serving organizations. She currently is a Training Consultation Specialist for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care as well as project coordinator and lead trainer for “Creating Safe and Respectful Environments,” an initiative funded by the NJ Juvenile Justice Commission. In this role she coordinates a training program for juvenile detention centers and state run secure care facilities and residential centers on the topics of mental health disorders among adolescents, crisis intervention techniques and suicide prevention. In her private practice she also provides training to schools and other community groups in New Jersey and Pennsylvania on these topics.

Amy has worked extensively with children and adolescents as a clinician in private practice, and with University Behavioral Health Care’s Child and Adolescent In-patient and Regional Response Units. In this role she provided crisis intervention, evaluation, and ongoing therapeutic services as well as advocacy on behalf of adolescents and their families. She specializes in adolescent suicide prevention and working with treatment-resistant youth.


3 hours training time

9:30 Overview of available research
• Positive Psychology
• Pedagogy research
10:15 Elements of Resiliency
•The hand we’re dealt
• Biological influences
• Environmental factors
• Social/interpersonal factors
10:45 – 11:00 BREAK
11:00 Things we can learn, do, change
• Cognitive/behavioral
• Emotional/relational
• Skill building
• Social interaction
• Spiritual
• Services available (educational, medical, social)
11:30 Creating a Culture of Resilience
• Power of Social Networks
• Leverage positive peers – the Sources of Strength experience
11:45 Paths to Resilience and Action Planning session
• Strategies for enhancing resilience
• Creating a plan for ourselves and our clients and students

Procedure: After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email ( prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee.

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Event Details

  • July 29, 2020 9:30 pm   -   July 20, 2020 12:30 pm
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