Reimagine Resilience is an innovative online training program designed for educators and education professionals to nurture resilience as an integral capacity in their students. This professional development program draws from Dr. Amra Sabic-El-Rayess’ ground-breaking Educational Displacement Theory. This novel theory illustrates the ten phases that a student experiences on a pathway to violent expression. The program builds resilience to hate and violent expression by offering a ten-part training that amplifies protective factors – such as social connectedness, non-violent problem solving, and forming cultures of prevention. Each training component advances prevention against every step on this pathway.
Reimagine Resilience is a training platform housed at Columbia University’s Teachers College, an institution that will grant every participant, upon completion of the program, with a certificate of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Our program received an Innovation Grant from the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3). With this support, Dr. Sabic-El-Rayess has assembled a team with extensive teaching experience, in-depth knowledge of education technologies, and a proven track record of building successful online professional trainings that are dynamic and engaging. The Reimagine Resilience program will be offered at no cost for the first year following its launch, expected July 2022.