Designing, Delivering And Evaluating Resilience Programs In Post-Secondary Institutions In Times Of COVID-19: Ten Key Considerations

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Wellbeing And Resilience Education: COVID-19 And Its Impact On Education


The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread and unprecedented disruptions in how we work, socialize, play, access health care and attain education. In higher education, the impact of these changes will be felt unevenly. Students from marginalized, racialized, and culturally diverse backgrounds, mirroring the realities of society, will likely bear the brunt. To deal with these challenges, resilience is the key. However, the bulk of resilience interventions are Eurocentric and fail to capture young adults’ socio-cultural and economic realities, especially in post-secondary and higher educational settings. This chapter discusses key considerations in devising, implementing, and evaluating the effectiveness of resilience programs in college and university campuses to deal with the potential adverse mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and adapt to the new normal.

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M. A. White and F. McCallum

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