Resilience Across Borders Grantee Spotlight
Reducing Mental Health Inequities in Children of Color
The Resilience Builder Program aims to reduce mental health inequities in children of color from economically marginalized communities by expanding access using a school-based intervention. Improving resilience-based skills in youth is effective because it predicts a number of long-term positive outcomes, including positive mood, self-regulation, social competence, academic achievement, and even physical health outcomes. The program produces significant improvement in academic motivation, classroom engagement, study skills, interpersonal skills, and emotional self-regulation.