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Please Stop Calling Me At Risk: The Power of Resilience in Today’s Urban Youth. John W. Hodge, Ed.D. [email protected] ULLC Consulting and Family Services. Goals for Today. Participants will be able to explain the resilience phenomenon.
John W. Hodge, Ed.D.
Children labeled at-risk can be successful if…
Resilience refers to the ability to “bounce back, recover, or form a successful adaptation in the face of obstacles and adversity.”
(Zunz, Turner, & Norman, 1993, p. 170)
Internal Conversion Process:
The Heart & Mind
ULLC Resilience Framework™
Research suggests that the resilient child:
Rule #1: Remember our ultimate purpose.
Rule #2: Use S.A.M.E. as a guide.
Rule #3: Believe that success is possible.
Rule #4: Teach children to set goals and dreams.
Use S.A.M.E. as a Guide!
In Other Words,
Teach the Whole Child!
How members of the school community engage in teaching and learning
What members of the school community believe
How members of the school community behave
Distributed Leadership Culture
The S.A.M.E. Pathway
Son of a Ph.D.
Extremely good public speaker
Very popular in school
Highly recruited by colleges
Almost always avoids trouble
Attends school regularly
More focused on extracurricular activities than academics
Works far below potential in some classes
Some consider father to be verbally abusive
Lives near 2nd highest crime area in the city
Awkward in public and extremely shy
Very few close friends
No idea what the future holds for him
Suspended for fighting in school
Chronically tardy for afternoon classWhich Student is More Likely…?
To Set Goals and
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