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
Broad Social & Emotional Competencies
Assist teens in building broad social-emotional competencies
Teach and practice mindfulness-based relaxation techniques
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
1000 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
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