Available exclusively from the Community Resilience Initiative™, the deck of cards includes 42 adult focused Resilience Building Blocks to help build resilience into our lives and the 10 ACE cards [52 card deck]. The handbook explains the ACEs and Resilience information in brief content material, and describes each Resilience card. This is the adult focused companion to our child focused card deck.
We often hear the question, “What about us adults, how do we build resilience?” This deck of cards and handbook brings an adult perspective to research-based strategies that are effective in addressing how to respond to life’s challenges. When we understand how our brains work, we can begin to put in perspective how our childhoods may have set patterns that are no longer functional in our adult lives. Tony McGuire, one of our champions in his use of our materials at the Washington State Penitentiary says:
“As a high ACE adult working with others with high ACEs, the impact of consciously incorporating resilience strategies into my life and my inmate students is profound. My wife reflects back to me that I am a changed human being, one with new love in his heart, and I know that to be true! The discovery of these materials is what put me on this path of daily conversations in resilience.”