January 1, 2021 - March 1, 2021

Resilient Midlands

Resilient Midlands aims to reduce the stigma of trauma and equip individuals and organizations with information and skills to build resilience among children and youth. Scroll down and take the quiz to find out your resilience score and see how you can get involved by volunteering, donating or signing up to stay in the know.

3 Ways You Can Help

  1. Find out your ACEs Score (And your Resilience Score)

    An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. Your Resilience score is how you tally the positive experiences in early life that can help build resilience and protect you from the effects of trauma.

    Take the Quiz


  2. Volunteer

    One of the best ways to build resilience in young people is for them to have a positive adult role model in their life. Our volunteer center has all kinds of opportunities, virtual and in-person, for you to get connected.

    Sign up today


  3. Donate

    Resilient Midlands is partnering with school systems, hospitals, and other community organizations to train them to recognize the symptoms of trauma and respond appropriately. More than 20 agencies are now engaged in planning strategies to address childhood trauma.

    Donate today

Everyone experiences adversity in life. Resilience is what allows us to bounce back from stress, failure, challenges, and even trauma.

We are not born with resilience. We develop it as we grow up and learn problem-solving, self-management, and accountability skills and the capacities for empathy and optimism.

The early experience of trauma can disrupt this development. But even during the experience of trauma, the same positive experiences can help children build resilience.