Date & Time: July 7, 2021 10:00am – 12:30pm

This workshop will examine the many layers of teen resilience.


We will explore why some adolescents are better able to adjust to life stressors, bounce back from challenges and view difficult times as opportunities to grow, and then identify ways in which these qualities can be strengthened in others. This workshop will present research and recent publications supporting ways to identify and reinforce teen resilience. We will also hear from teenagers via video clips sharing their experiences. This workshop will identify resilience-building strategies for teens and for the significant adults in their lives.

Topics will include:

  • Defining teen resilience.
  • Examining the crucial components of teen resilience.
  • Viewing teen resilience in action.
  • What the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about teen resilience.
  • The components of Post Traumatic Growth and how it relates to teen resilience.
  • Identifying practical and creative strategies to strengthen teen resilience and reduce stress.
  • Taking a look at some of the books on teen resilience and how they can be of help.

You will receive 2.5 CEs

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • summarize the important components of teen resilience and post traumatic growth to help recognize areas for supporting important life skills in teens.
  • analyze research results that can translate into practical applications for promoting and strengthening teen resilience.
  • apply strategies to help teens build and reinforce resilience.
  • identify strategies to help parents recognize and support resilience in their teenagers.

Tuition Rates

$75- Regular Registration

$65 – Alumni, FI, Adjunct

$30 – VET, Students Free with promo-code

About The Presenter

Kristan Baker, PsyD, is a NY licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working in the field. Dr. Baker has a private practice in Huntington, NY., providing therapy services for teens and adults. Since 2003, she has worked as a clinician and director for MercyFirst, a non-profit agency that serves youth who have been placed in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems. Her work focuses on addressing intergenerational trauma and community safety. In addition, she has focused on training and supervising clinical and program staff regarding trauma-informed interventions. Dr. Baker earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University, Post Campus, with training in cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused CBT, dialectical-behavioral and psychodynamic theories.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • CASAC Renewal
  • APA Psychology, pending NYSED Psychology
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

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Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

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