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Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience

Welcome to the Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience.

Our Collaborative arose from a shared commitment to exploring how literacy can be used to foster resilience among children and families.

Mission

The Yale Child Study Center-Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience is formed on the belief that literacy and health are deeply connected. Scholastic and Yale recognize the power of story, social connectedness, and pride-in-place to foster resilience among children, families, and communities. By envisioning a new personal narrative, people learn to reframe adverse experiences, adapt to stressful circumstances in positive ways, and reclaim our own stories, shaped by ourselves rather than by the stories told to us. The Collaborative will advance research and contribute to the creation of resources and programs that build resilience grounded in storytelling. We are committed to helping communities nationwide develop supportive networks, celebrate place, and rewrite the narratives of their futures.

Welcome to the Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience.

Our Collaborative arose from a shared commitment to exploring how literacy can be used to foster resilience among children and families. We believe in a multi-generational approach to literacy that is grounded in storytelling, social connections, and place-based learning to strengthen communities.

The Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience works to advance research and contribute to the development of resources, programs, and curriculum that improve academic and health outcomes for children, their families, and communities.

First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Helping Kids Cope

First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic is a free workbook from the Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative, written by child development expert Denise Daniels, RN, MS. This comforting resource is designed to help children alleviate stress and anxiety and to provide a sense of control during changing times. The workbook will encourage children to express their thoughts and feelings while providing parents and caregivers with simple strategies to help kids handle emotions.

Download the workbook in Englsih or Spanish.