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July 02nd 2013:Building resilience through everyday challenges-Guest Donna Volpitta, Ed.D.,

Everyone faces challenges. Our resilience is how we respond to those challenges, which is guided by our understanding of four Ss: self, situation, supports, & strategies. Unfortunately, our neurological reaction to challenge is often counterproductive to framing those four Ss in a way that is resilient. I would like to talk a bit about how the brain works and why we have that reaction, how to stop the reaction, and how to use the Four Ss framework to use challenges as opportunities to build resilience.

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Donna Volpitta, Ed.D.

Donna Volpitta, Ed.D., is a leading expert in the field of resilience education. Drawing on the latest research in neurology, psychology and education, she teaches practical strategies for people to use everyday challenges to build resilience skills. She is co-author of the book The Resilience Formula: A Guide to proactive--Not Reactive-Parenting and co-creator of the Nametags Education Program. Dr. Volpitta is a Board member of both One Revolution Foundation ( and Kids Helping Kids (, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing leaders through youth-led service projects. She blogs, has authored several articles, rece
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