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Our 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.