Resiliency Kits: A Collection for Building a Self-Healing Community

Date(s) - 07/28/2022
2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT



Learn about how one library contributed to a district-wide initiative to become trauma informed– through Resiliency Kits. These circulating kits provide hands-on tools for families to build resiliency skills together. They focus on specific topics identified as common traumatic experiences, such as: grief and loss, addiction, bullying, violence, and divorce, to name a few. Along with books, these kits offer journals, toys, and learning objects to promote healing through resiliency building exercises.

Discover opportunities for collection building that fosters a community of healing and recovery.

At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:
• Understand the importance of trauma-informed practices in libraries and communities
• Take away ideas about building a version of Resiliency Kits at their home library or center
• Identify at least 10 books that they can use and apply in building resiliency in their library, classroom, or community

Presenter:  Katie Clausen is the Early Literacy Services Manager at Gail Borden Public Library. She completed her MLIS from Dominican University, and holds an M.A. in Children’s Literature from Simmons College. She has presented at the Illinois Library Association’s Annual Conferences, ALSC Institute, Opening Minds Early Childhood Conference, and the National Network of Medical Libraries (NNLM). Check out Katie’s articles in the ILA Reporter and Children & Libraries: The Journal of ALSC. Katie’s specialties include: early literacy, children’s literature evaluation, play-based learning, and best storytime practices.


Register here for this live webinar.  The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go to: https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars


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