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.
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 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 will possible in some states to obtain individual PDUs for watching these videos. The requirements tend to vary in states. I will be able to provide you with a certificate with my qualifications, the instructional objectives, and the time for watching. The cost for this is $33.
Six Professional Development Videos
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.
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 in August. Feel free to download and send anywhere.
This document was sent to the State Board of Education on October 11. This document, Voices of Educators, was sent on October 12. I added a supplement document on October 13. And just sent a document to some public health officials. Feel free to share.
This email was sent to many Oregon State leaders related to the reopening metrics on August 17.
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.
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 Time. This article I wrote, published by Education Week, provides guidance for educators. This is a pdf version of this document.
US News and World Report.