Our first peer-reviewed article about Roots of Resilience has been published in Children and Youth Services Review!

Our initial results from the first two pilots indicate that the online-based course and coaching is feasible,

Online coaching was a wonderful tool. I was able to meet with my coach during quiet time while staying on site with my class.

 increases knowledge, and applied practice.

I learned new concepts that I wasn’t aware of, such as reasons why a child acts defiantly … helped me understand them more.

For a brief summary of the article, click here:

Strengthening Children’s Roots of Resilience_Brief

The full article can be accessed at:


We would like to thank our teachers for their participation and feedback to help ensure future teachers would benefit from Roots of Resilience.

Roots of Resilience will be presenting research at the Society for the Study of Human Development 11th Biennial Meeting in Portland, OR. This meeting will focus on Stress, Resilience, and Character Development across the Life Span.

Friday evening will feature Roots of Resilience team member, Aubrey Sills and her poster “Parenting, household chaos, and children’s stress system activity as predictors of externalizing behaviors in preschool.”  Our team will also be presenting the poster “Teacher-child relationships moderate effects of adverse childhood experiences on social and behavioral skills and problems in preschool.”

Sunday afternoon’s Relationship-oriented Interventions to Promote Resilience among Children and Youth who have Experienced Adversity Symposium will feature Dr. Shannon Lipscomb, presenting hot-off-the-press data from our recent data collection.

Our ever-busy research team will also be presenting non-Roots of Resilience research as well!

Hillary Lewis will be presenting additional posters on Friday evening: “Adverse childhood experiences and family-teacher relationships in early care and education” and “Children’s activity in the stress response system within preschool classrooms: The role of classroom quality.”

Jamie Jaramillo will be presenting in the same symposium as Dr. Lipscomb on “Supporting Siblings in Foster Care: Nurturing Relationships and Resilience among Youth in Foster Care.”

Hope to see you there!

Your partners in resilience,

The Roots of Resilience Research Team