News Item: Resilience Action Plan
Step 1. Locate and save a current news item (online or in-print) relevant to learning and living environments for those who have adverse early life environments (e.g., autism, ADHD, developmental delay(s), fetal alcohol syndrome, or other disorders)– something that captures the topics of this week’s class. Select ONE of these adverse early life environments as you search for an article. Your article should mainly focus on the environment you have selected (e.g., an article on autism and resilience). This news item should have been published within the last few years (2-3 years). Save the article as a PDF file or provide the URL address (double check the address you provide is accessible).
Step 2. Appropriately cite your article in APA 7th edition format.
Step 3. Based on the information that you learn from the article, develop a resilience-focused action plan for a hypothetical community, highlighting strategies and resources to promote resilience among that specific community. For example, your article on autism and resilience is one adverse early life environment – what strategies and resources might help this community in promoting resilience? Please provide a minimum of three strategies and three resources. Provide justification for why you’ve highlighted these implications for your hypothetical community and how you would put the strategies into practice.
Step 4. Discuss practical programming/educational opportunities and interventions aimed at promoting resilience in individuals who have experienced ACEs. Please provide a minimum of three opportunities and three interventions. Discuss the benefits and how such implications would be put into practice within your hypothetical community.
Step 5. When complete, upload a PDF of your article AND your resilience action plan to this assignment folder. Please feel free to be creative in this process! Feel free to design your resilience action plan using Canva, PowerPoint, or other related tool. Images/pictures can be used, along with text (required). Maybe you’ll include a timeline of when tasks will be completed, or a table and list of resources. The opportunities are endless!