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.


Activities are designed to provide participants a safe place to practice, question, discover and learn. They also include large and small group discussion, peer interaction, self-reflection and kinesthetic experiences. The program is appropriate for teachers, staff and administrators at a school, and is most effective with 15 to 30 participants. Multiple sessions can be provided to accommodate groups larger than 30.

Educational Objectives

Through this program, participants learn to

  • Apply a trauma-informed lens to challenging interactions
  • Understand the role of self-regulation in creating a trauma-informed environment
  • Learn and practice self-regulation tools to use in moments of stress and conflict

Program Information

  • Contact Alyssa Kirsch < or (510) 381 – 9082) to discuss availability
  • Time: 75-minute Learning Session
  • Audience: Teachers, school staff, and administrators
  • Number of Participants: A maximum of 90
  • See information sheet [PDF] for more details