CFR in the Classroom

Center for Resilience teaches social and emotional (SEL) skills through the practice of mindfulness to help students successfully navigate their path to becoming engaged adults, global citizens, and community leaders.

ResilientKids™ Methodology

Through our mindfulness-based, social and emotional learning curriculum that is aligned with Common Core State Standards, students learn these valuable skills from the inside out.

Our Approach

Our innovative program is seamlessly integrated into the school curriculum and accessible via the web 24/7. This initiative is sustainable whether in-person or conducted through distance learning to support the development of EQ and lifelong healthy habits.

Lessons can be assigned remotely or shared as a whole class or advisory. We utilize various mindfulness approaches to teach the five core competencies of social and emotional learning, as defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).  Our mindfulness-based curriculum aligns with many of the Common Core Anchor Standards to support the development of these critical skills from the inside out.

The Goal

Self-regulation, stress management, perseverance, and empathy are the foundations to academic achievement, college & career readiness, and life-long success.

By developing these skills and strategies to manage academic, emotional and social challenges, the ResilientKids Curriculum helps students to successfully navigate their path to becoming engaged adults, global citizens and community leaders.

The Evidence

Research from around the world clearly shows that mindfulness helps to reduce toxic stress, enhance concentration and grit, and develop self-regulation and compassion. These assets help students self-regulate emotions and become ready to learn. 

Developing a sustainable program is a customized, multi-year process that includes the following components:

  • ResilientKids™ Curriculum Implementation with students
  • Live sessions with a CFR instructor
  • Classroom teacher training and coaching
  • Admin team implementation consulting
  • Family engagement sessions
reduction in stress in middle and high school students
reduction in behavior referrals
of teaachers report increased self-regulation students

Digital ResilientKids™ Program

Center for Resilience offers an innovative, virtual mindfulness-based social and emotional learning program that can be seamlessly incorporated into the school day and customized to meet your needs.

These password-protected Virtual Mindfulness Classrooms for students in grades pre-K to 12 contain age-appropriate content designed to develop social and emotional skills. 

Our proven curriculum meets several Common Core standards and CASEL's five Core Competencies.
Accompanying teacher manual provides direction on class assignments and student engagement
Integrates multiple approaches based on the science of mindfulness
Self-paced modules fit seamlessly into the school day and include feedback forms for tracking engagement
Customize your experience with add-on modules to best meet your needs

Add-On Modules

Live Virtual Classes

Weekly 30-minute classes with a CFR instructor to personalize the experience to meet the needs of the students and teacher/advisor

Faculty & Staff Training

Monthly sessions for the full school year to develop mindfulness-based self-care routines, and PD for facilitating SEL strategies

Family Engagement

Increase student success with the addition of a customizable family program designed to ensure continuity of tools and strategies

Mindfulness Training for Educators

Center for Resilience offers various training opportunities for educators that include self-care and mindfulness strategies that can be incorporated into your classroom. 

Learning to practice mindfulness can be the beginning of a transformative self-care routine that helps you be the best version of yourself when you show up for school every day (even if it is virtually!).

A Taste of Mindfulness

During this customizable session, you and your colleagues will gain an introduction to mindfulness, its benefits, and experiential knowledge through various practices.

This is a great PD workshop or staff meeting topic.

Contact us to learn more.

Training Institute

The organization’s annual Training Institute helps teachers manage their own stress and burnout such that they can authentically support their students’ learning of effective mindfulness techniques to strengthen social and emotional development.

Take a deeper dive in this intensive exploration of a customized approach to personal wellness. In its new, fully remote format, you’ll develop your own personal practice and be able to share it with your students/advisees. 

This workshop can be done privately at the school or district-level, OR you can join us at our next Training Institute that is open to the public starting in September 2021. Fill out this form to be notified when the dates and details are released!

I am interested in the next Training Intensive!

TI Interest Form


“I would like to commend the program for its quality and for being able to adjust to our needs. The director and teachers were always flexible and amenable to our requests. Good communication helped us keep up with the myriad of changes that are part of an elementary school.”
~ Kathy C., Principal
“Of all the services, programs, and learning opportunities we offer, I feel that our partnership with Center for Resilience is the most beneficial, in that it builds community, as well as life skills.”
~ Central Falls High School Teacher
“I hear things more clearly and stay on task better.”
~ Joharlyn C., Providence Middle School Student

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We are so grateful to have worked with the following schools:

Associates for Human Services, MA

Archie Cole Middle School, East Greenwich

Arlington Elementary School, Cranston

Asa Messer Elementary School, Providence

Brown University, Providence

Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence

Charles N. Fortes Elementary School, Providence

Central Falls High School, Central Falls

Children’s Friend - Berkshire, Providence

Children's Friend - McAuley, Providence

Children’s Workshop, MA

Dover Sherborn Regional School District, MA

Eden Park Elementary, Cranston

Edgewood Highland Elementary, Cranston

Evolutions High School, Providence

Fogarty Elementary School, Providence

George J. Peters Elementary School, Cranston

Gladstone Elementary School, Cranston

Gordon School, East Providence

Hamilton Elementary School, North Kingstown

Harris Elementary School, Woonsocket

Harry Kizirian Elementary School, Providence

Highlander Charter School, Providence

Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston

Jorge Alvarez High School, Providence

Kevin K. Coleman Elementary, Woonsocket

LABBB Educational Collaborative, MA

Learning Brook Early Childhood Education Center, Cranston

Lincoln School, Providence

Paul Cuffee Lower School, Providence

Paul Cuffee Middle School, Providence

Paul Cuffee Upper School, Providence

Randall Holden Elementary, Warwick

Ready to Learn, Providence

Rhode Island College, Providence

Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School, Providence

Rocky Hill Country Day School, East Greenwich

San Miguel School, Providence

Sherman Elementary School, Warwick

Silver Spring Elementary School, East Providence

Sophia Academy, Providence

South Side Elementary School, Providence

St. Mary Academy - Bay View, Riverside

Stadium Elementary, Cranston

Times2 Academy, Providence

The Bradley School, Portsmouth

The Wolf School, East Providence

Veterans Memorial Elementary School, Central Falls

William D’Abate Elementary School, Providence

William R. Dutemple Elementary School, Cranston

Wheeler School, Providence

Woonsocket Middle School, Woonsocket