Be Positively Powerful: A Guide for Teens on Achieving Resilience and Empowerment is a new book by Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D.

Be Positively Powerful: A Guide for Teens on Achieving Resilience and Empowerment is available on Amazon.

Educators, counselors, and parents can read the manuscript for this book. I hope you will then consider a purchase. 

Be Positively Powerful: Resilient When Things Get Rough is a new book for younger children by Nancy Willard.

Be Positively Powerful: Resilient When Things Get Tough is available on Amazon.

Educators, counselors, and parents can read the manuscript for this book. I hope you will then consider a purchase. 

Trauma, Resilience, and Equity in the Age of Covid-19 and BLM

These are the slides for my 6 video series on Trauma, Resilience, and Equity in the Age of Covid and BLM. These will be narrated and turned into Professional Development videos that are 18 to 22 minutes long. 

It is my desire to make these videos available for schools at a very low price — because in this era, every educator, including school leaders, teachers, and support staff, must have a greater understanding of trauma and resilience. 

The cost for these videos is $22 per certified educator in a school. With this payment, the videos can be shown to anyone in the school community, including classified staff and parents 

It is possible to obtain individual PDUs for watching these videos. The cost for these is $33. Materials are under development to provide for Professional Development Units

Information Resources

Links to informational resources from Be Positively Powerful: A Guide for Teens on Achieving Resilience and Empowerment.

Information for Professionals

Educators, mental health professionals, and others who work with teens can find additional informational resources on this page.

What's New

Oregon Safe Return to School 

My commentary was just published by the Register Guard. 

I just sent this document, Elevating Teacher Voices, to many folks. 

This document was sent as testimony to the education committees of the Oregon legislature and the State Board of Education. Feel free to download and send anywhere. 

This email was sent to many Oregon State leaders related to the reopening metrics on August 17. 

 

About Nancy

Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D. is the director of Embrace Civility.

Nancy has a background in working with students with special needs, law, educational technology, digital safety, bullying and harassment prevention, trauma informed practices, and restorative practices.

Professional Development

Nancy is available for workshops and keynote presentations at conferences, as well as webinars and trainings for schools. The primary focus of her professional development offerings at this point in time is on equity-based, trauma informed and restorative practices. 

Nancy can provide presentations for parents and teens in Oregon. 

She is also available for news commentary.

Recent Articles Published

Education Week Article for Teachers: How to Find Resilience During a Difficult TimeThis article I wrote, published by Education Week, provides guidance for educators. This is a pdf version of this document. 

US News and World Report. 

Helping Young People Gain Resilience During the Pandemic. 

Pandemic Education: Empower Your Child’s Learning Over the Summer

Embrace Civility

More information on Nancy’s professional work in the field of bullying and harassment prevention can be found at her Embrace Civility  website.