Resilience Project

Resilience Project Workshop

The Resilience Project combines personal storytelling, events, programs, and academic skills coaching to motivate and support you as you experience the setbacks that are a normal part of a rigorous education. We help you learn from failure and hope to instill a sense of belonging and bravery. 

Our goal is to help change the perception of failure from something to be avoided at all costs, to something that has meaning, purpose, and value. 

What is Resilience?

Resiliency is the ability to ‘bounce back’ from a difficult situation. A resilient person is able to:

  • withstand adversity
  • learn from their experiences
  • cope confidently with life’s challenges.

Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient. These include:

  • having a positive attitude
  • being optimistic
  • having the ability to regulate emotions
  • seeing failure as a form of helpful feedback.

Resilient teenagers are able to control their emotions in the face of challenges such as:

  • physical illness
  • change of schools
  • transitioning from primary school to high school
  • managing study workload and exams  
  • change in family make-up (separation and divorce)
  • change of friendship group
  • conflict with peers
  • conflict with family
  • loss and grief.

Resiliency can be taught through practising positive coping skills. 

Core Advisors Of Medical Professionals And Experts

  • Dr. Quynh Kieu, MD | Pediatrician | Founder & President of Project Vietnam Foundation
  • Dr. Charles Nguyen, MD | Psychiatrist 
  • Dr. Kim Dieu, Ph.D | Assistant Professor of the School Psychology 
  • Dr. Diane Nguyen, MD | Family Medicine Specialist 
  • Dr. Thanh Tam Nguyen, MD | Pediatrician | Expert in Children w/ Special Needs
  • Dr. Eve Nguyen, PhD | Psychologist
  • Helen Nguyen, RN, MPH
  • Mai Khanh Nguyen, MSW

Resilience Project | Session Topics

  • Welcome Participants
    • Introductions
    • Ice Breakers
  • Session Topics
    • Signs of Mental Illness, Stigma Reduction and Opening Up
    • Managing Expectations from Parents, Society and Media
    • Abuse
  • Session Topics
    • Bullying and Self-Esteem
    • Healthy Media Boundaries
    • Creating Healthy Relationships
  • Session Topics
    • Management of Angers, Stress and Time
    • Talk About Mindfulness
    • Learn how to communicate with Parents and Friends
    • Assertiveness
    • Self-Regulation Skills and Self-Harming Alternatives
  • Session  Topics
      • Suicide prevention
      • Provide resources
      • Suicide Awareness and Prevention
      • Depression Awareness and Prevention
  • Final Session
    • Wrap-up with loving and accepting yourself
      • Your Mental Problems Do Not Define You and You Are Valuable
    • Resources