Themes: Resiliency, Healthy Communication, Stress, and Mental Health and Wellness

RISE UP is presented free of charge to teachers, school staff, and administrators, and is available for select Resilience in School Environments (RISE) school districts.

Program Description

Resilience In School Environments: Understanding and Practice (RISE UP) is an online workshop designed to explore the prevalence and potential impact of trauma and stress on student behavior and offer strategies to help educators and other school staff navigate challenging interactions. Teaching Artists from Kaiser Permanente facilitate the 75-minute session employing theatre, experiential learning and arts integration techniques to engage participants in their own discovery and practical implementation.

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Videos

RISE UP for the New Reality

RISE UP for the New Reality This 12-minute video offers tools and support for educators and parents who are feeling overwhelmed by the new reality we find ourselves in. Using key concepts from the RISE UP workshop, the video discusses social isolation and social exhaustion, and offers ways to cope and thrive during this challenging time.”

Segment 1: Acknowledging Trauma and Building Resilience

Segment 1: Acknowledging Trauma and Building Resilience In this introductory segment, we frame the importance and impact a trauma-sensitive approach can have in a stressful situation. High stress interactions can sometimes make us feel like we are being attacked, so we explore the importance of checking our assumptions and exploring the link between upsetting behavior and trauma.

Segment 2: Survival Brain vs. Learning Brain Participants

Segment 2: Survival Brain vs. Learning Brain Participants are introduced to the concept of survival brain vs. learning brain, and are encouraged to name their emotions in upsetting situations. They are also introduced to substitution techniques that hone in on empathy as a powerful regulation tool.

Segment 3: Self-Regulation and Cognitive Reframing

Segment 3: Self-Regulation and Cognitive Reframing Participants are introduced to the concept and skill of self-regulation. We also offer a Feelings ID Card to help participants personalize how they show up when they are dysregulated, and provide effective questions that aid in cognitive reframing during difficult interactions.

Segment 4: Becoming a Feelings Detective

Segment 4: Becoming a Feelings Detective Participants continue to practice the skill of self-regulation and are introduced to a storytelling technique that sharpens their ability to detect another’s emotional state. They also hone the ability to listen, identify and practice empathic responsiveness, and gain tools that aid in co-regulation.

Segment 5: Restorative Conversations and Long-term Resiliency

Segment 5: Restorative Conversations and Long-term Resiliency In this final episode, participants explore a high-stress scenario and apply all the tools they’ve learned to achieve desired resiliency outcomes. We also create strategies for one-on-one, restorative conversations with a student, while maintaining effective learning for the whole classroom.