top of page
Using trauma-informed approaches, Rise Above helps teens manage daily stress and promotes positive youth development.
Five Guiding Principles of Trauma-Informed Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)
Rise Above lessons are designed using the Five Guiding Principles of Trauma-Informed Social and Emotional Learning...
Trauma, Body & Mind
Provide information about the effects of stress on your body and mind
Teach and practice mindfulness-based relaxation techniques
Broad Social & Emotional Competencies
Assist teens in building broad social-emotional competencies
Safety & Prevention
The first priority is safety. Teach multiple ways of seeking safety
Resilience & Empowerment
Provide an opportunity to feel validated and empowered
RISE ABOVE Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Social Work
Innovation in Child and Family Wellness Research Group
1000 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
Learn more about how Rise Above addresses stress and trauma.
bottom of page