Be Positively Powerful: Resilient When Things Get Tough

Watch the new video for youth.

The Be Positively Powerful Resilience Survey is available here

The VIA Institute on Character Teen Survey is here

A shorter version of this survey is available here

A slideshow that is not narrated that teachers can use with students is here

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 others who work with teens can read the manuscript for this book. Please send me an email and I will send you a link. 

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

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

Educators, counselors, and others who work with teens can read the manuscript for this book. Please send me an email and I will send you a link. 

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

Three Professional Development Videos

I am making these videos available to watch at no charge, with payment requirements for educators and a Gratuity Donation request for others. 

For educator use see the side box. For other professionals or parents, I request a Gratuity Donation, using the Donate button below. The amount of $20-30 is requested. 

Foundational insight into Trauma, Generational Trauma, and Resilience 
Be Positively Powerful Strategies to Increase Student Resilience 
Educator Trauma and Secondary Traumatic Stress

Educator Payment Arrangements

Schoolwide Use 

The cost for these videos is $20 per certified educator in a school for the set of three videos. With this payment, the videos can be shown to anyone in the school community, including classified staff and parents.  Obviously, you could direct them to watch on their own and give them credit for doing so. I am going to assume honesty. 

For school or district purchases please send me an email with your purchase order.  

Individual Educator PDUs 

It will possible in most states to obtain individual PDUs for watching these videos. The requirements do vary in states. A certificate with my qualifications, the instructional objectives, and the time for watching will be provided. The cost for this is $30 for the set of three videos.

For Individual PDU purchases, please use the Pay Now button below. 

Information Resources

Links to informational resources from Be Positively Powerful: A Guide for Teens on Achieving Resilience and Empowerment and Be Positively Powerful: Resilient When Things Get Tough.

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 

I have been participating in efforts to ensure the safe return to school in Oregon. Documents I have created can be found here.

DigiDesiderata: Desire for Civility in the Digital Age

This is my new video on DigiDesiderate: Desire for Civility in the Digital Age.  

The book is available here.

 

 

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. 

Media and Outreach

I am seeking greater media coverage of my work, as well as other outreach activities. This is because of the importance of the issues I seek to address, especially during the age of the Covid-19 pandemic, the interruption in student learning, and the issues raised for schools and society by the Black Likes Matter movement — long unaddressed systemic racism and inequities. 

This section will provide insight for the media and my recently published writings or appearances.

Recent Articles

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

Oregonian Commentary

This commentary was submitted to The Oregonian on December 21, 2020

Recent Appearances

Here is a link to the recorded sessions on the NCMEC CONNECT training platform. I did a session on cyberbullying on December 1, 2020.

https://connect.missingkids.org/products/parent-connect-child-safety-virtual-discussion-series.

Please note, to view a NCMEC CONNECT account will have to be created, then click the registration button.  This also gives access to the other trainings and recorded discussions on the site.

Information for Media

I am available for media. I can provide appear via Zoom, talk on your podcast, or provide insight for your articles. 

This is my media one sheet

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.