HGSE’s Education Now: The Power of Resilience


Thursday, May 6, 2021, 5:20am



As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the aftereffects of isolation, stress, fear, and sadness are sure to linger. How can we fortify ourselves to grapple with the legacy of this unprecedented year? How can we offer relief to ourselves, our children, our colleagues, and our loved ones? Join us as we dig into the power of resilience — not as a magic cure-all, but instead as a way to build the tools we need to contend with difficulty, fear, or loss, and to take care of ourselves, and others, so that we can weather the storm.

We’ll hear from three experts who will explore the notion of resilience from a variety of perspectives, offering helpful insight into how to sustain ourselves through challenging times.

Moderator: Junlei Li, Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education and Co-Chair, Human Development and Education Program, HGSE

• Richard Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer on Education, Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology Master's Program, and Director, Making Caring Common Project, HGSE

• Lisa Damour, clinical psychologist, noted author and news commentator, and author of the monthly Adolescence column in The New York Times