• Enjoy  tips, quotes and strategies that build your working knowledge and practice of the ACE, brain development, resilience and self-care research into daily practice!
    Each Monday features a "Did You Know?" tip. Tuesday focuses on a "Resilience" fact. Wednesday features a "Quote" from the many authors we have read. Thursday is a "Community Capacity" strategy. Friday features a "Self-Care"strategy to strengthen personal growth and mastery.
  • Use this template to create your own hands-on tool for helping children, students, clients, partners, parents, teachers (OK, ALL of us!) to identify their brain state!  FREE to download
    Jim Sporleder, retired principal of Lincoln High School, used this green, yello, red bulls-eye as a strategy to help students identify where they were in their brain states. This helped teach multiple skills, and it also modeled how to name, label and identify brain states. Our colleagues in Yolo County CA were so impressed with the stress "target", that they created a template and offer it to anyone interested in this tool! Thank you, Yolo County!
  • What a great way to mark a book, with our Resilience Six Tips Bookmark! Six of the most important resilience-building strategies are highlighted on this 2.25″ x 8.5” brightly colored card stock item. An important message about promoting the language of resilience is included. Great for libraries and schools too!
  • Our newest product, designed to emphasize the key points on Brain States
  • Available exclusively from the Children’s Resilience Initiative™, the deck includes 42 Resilience Building Blocks to help build resilience into our children’s lives. Check out our Resilience Games Kit & Deluxe Games Kit which include a discounted rate for the deck of cards, used in all the games, to help teach & learn strategies! Discount available with quantity purchase. Call 509-301-2488.
  • Want one extra deck of cards and an additional game to play? The Deluxe Game Kit has everything the OriginalTen Game Kit has, to instantly dive into play, PLUS one additional game (Go Fish!) AND an extra deck of resilience cards needed for this game. The deck is discounted 50%. GO FISH! Two decks and 11 games is the most economical way to go to maximize fun and learning!
  • Great new strategy for teaching resilience! As a companion kit to the children’s resilience coloring book, 18 resilience magnets can now be featured on your refrigerator door or classroom wall with an accompanying set of 50 word magnets describing each resilience card. The 18 magnets are each 2.5 x 3.5 inches, the same size as the deck of cards, and the 50 word magnets, which tear apart individually, come as a 5.5 x 5.5 in square set. The idea is that a parent or teacher can feature one resilience strategy a week, and help the child select one or more of the smaller magnets to describe that strategy. Many words focus on feelings, emotions and vocabulary that promote an understanding and use of resilience building blocks.
  • NEWS! Based on customer feedback, we are upgrading the 10 paper games into a FULL KIT!!  Now printed on sturdy game mats and with ALL the materials you need to play!  A sturdy game box holds it all! No more searching for game accessories, or dealing with the paper games. Deck of Cards (at a 50% discounted rate) included. Only $29 more for the FULL KIT than a Deck alone (sold singly for $20).  
  • Yo-ho matey, are you ready for the pirate-themed Resilience Treasure Hunt kit? We have created everything you need to host an energetic, lively event where children and parents can practice ten critical resilience building block strategies.
  • A practical guide to community action to reduce ACEs and foster Resilience in your community. The Community Action Toolbox and Building a Work Plan sections offers the lessons learned during our community mobilization work on ACEs and Resilience.
  • Free! Available exclusively from Children’s Resilience Initiative™, this brochure offers a brief introduction to ACEs and Resilience, with quick facts and helpful ideas. Click on the file below under "Download" to get your copy.
  • This unique set of ten 5” x 8” cards were designed to provide a crisp, concise description of each ACE in friendly, accessible language. Important facts are provided in ‘Did You Know?” segments, along with Resilience strategies that emphasize the foundational message of hope and healing. Each card is attractively designed in the style and format of the Resilience Deck of Cards.