Resilience & Stress Management

This installment of the SAMHSA Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) focuses on resilience, or the ability of a person, family, organization, or community to cope with and adapt to challenges or setbacks. Topics covered include but are not limited to the following:

  • The concept of resilience, and how a person, organization, or community can enhance resilience
  • The concepts of stress and stress management
  • Guidance on stress management for individuals, children and youth, families, workers, people under financial stress, and others

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A personal strategy for engaging and building your resilience - University of California, San Francisco, Human Resources
Through its employee assistance program, the University of California, San Francisco explains resilience, the factors contributing to resiliency, and strategies for building resilience.

APA poll finds women bear brunt of nation's stress, financial downturn: Annual stress in America survey shows increasing stress takes toll on physical and emotional health - American Psychological Association (APA)
This press release covers findings from the American Psychological Association's 2008 Stress in America survey. Key findings include that the financial downturn at the time was a significant stressor on Americans, particularly on women, and that stress people were experiencing was affecting their health and activities aimed at managing stress. The release also provides stress management tips.

Adolescent stress and depression - University of Minnesota Extension, Extension Center for Youth Development.
The author explains how stress affects teens and how they deal with it. She also explains how "troubled" and "high-risk" youth respond differently. [Author: Walker, J.]

American Academy of Pediatrics - American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Founded in 1930, the American Academy of Pediatrics today is an organization with 64,000 pediatrician members that works to ensure health and well-being from birth through young adulthood. The organization provides clinical and policy guidance, advocates for key issues in the health of young people, supports research, runs community initiatives, and publishes materials on a range of topics.

American Institute of Stress - American Institute of Stress
The American Institute of Stress is a nonprofit organization established in 1978 to serve as a clearinghouse for information on all stress-related subjects. It maintains a regularly updated library of information on stress-related topics.

American Psychological Association - American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychological Association Section on Positive Psychology of the Counseling Psychology Division (17) - American Psychological Association (APA)
The Section on Positive Psychology of Division 17 of the American Psychological Association encourages, promotes, and facilitates contributions to research, teaching, practice, and public interest in positive psychology. According to the section website, positive psychology "involves an attempt to move toward a more balanced perspective on human functioning that considers motives, capacities, and human potentials.

Building community resilience for children and families - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This extensive report is designed for individuals interested in community resilience. Topics include community resilience in relation to business, community leaders, cultural and faith-based organizations, media, mental health, and public health. [Authors: Gurwitch, R., Pfefferbaum, B., Montgomery, J., Klomp, R., & Reissman, D.]

Building personal resilience to manage stress - Ozarks Technical Community College
This is an informational document with tips and ideas for students who want to build resilience to manage stress. [Author: Thomas, J. R.]

Building strong families: Managing stress - University of Missouri Extension
This course module covers the topic of family stress. Aimed at working families with children, it presents activities that can help individuals monitor and reduce stress levels and associated symptoms, as well as information about the benefits of relaxation techniques.

Business resiliency 101: A roadmap to business resiliency - Washington State Emergency Management Division
This PowerPoint presentation explains how businesses can become more resilient, from investing in preparedness to risk reduction to planning and training. It includes links to tools and other resources people can use to make their own organizations more resilient.

Caregiver stress and coping: The journey through caregiving - North Dakota State University, North Dakota Family Caregiver Project
The authors explain the stress that can accompany caring for an older loved one and share helpful tips for coping and planning for the future. [Narum, L., & Transtrom, N.]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS, CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serves as the national hub of efforts to develop and apply disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Challenges and choices: Stress management:The challenge of balance - University of Missouri Extension
The authors briefly explain stress and stressors and share a worksheet designed to assist individuals with tracking daily stressors. [Authors: Barakat, I. S., & Clark, J. A.]

Children's resilience in the face of trauma - Child Study Center Letter (New York University)
This is a tip sheet designed for parents who need assistance with building resilience in children. [Authors: Cloitre, M., Morin, N. A., & Linares, L..O.]

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Last Updated: 12/10/2015