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

  • Mindfulness-based Learning

 

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

Email: ubet@vcu.edu

Call: 804-827-0156

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