Emotional Support &
The Fayette County Public Schools Virtual Center for Resilience
Welcome to Our Virtual Center for Resilience
What is Resilience?
Resilience is the ability to "bounce back" from adversity. When we are resilient, we are more curious learners, adapt well to change, have healthy relationships, manage our emotions well, and are better able to navigate the complexities of living. In other words, the greater our resiliency, the better we are able to manage the ups and downs of life.
"Resilience," writes Elana Aguilar, "is what enables us to thrive, not just survive."
Though each of us is born with a certain level of resilience, we all have the opportunity to strengthen it through our daily practices of self-care and healthy relationships. This site is intended to connect you with tools, resources, and information to support the well-being of FCPS students, staff, and families.
Why the Virtual Center for Resilience?
The mission of Fayette County Public Schools is to create a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared to excel in a global society. To meet this goal, we will provide excellent student opportunities, excellent staff, excellent schools, excellent supports, and excellent relationships.
We recognize that to fulfill our mission, we must provide our school community with access to the tools we all need to successfully navigate life's ups and downs. We believe that our students need access to tools and supports to build their resilience.
We also realize that to effectively educate our students, our staff needs to nurture their own resilience. In so doing, our educators can enjoy a healthy work-life balance while creating nurturing learning environments. The resulting student-teacher relationships are at the foundation of academic achievement.
We value our students' first teachers-- the parents and other caregivers who have nurtured our students from day one. FCPS Families are our district's most important educational partners. But we also know that juggling the demands of work and family can be stressful-- thus this Resilience Center is for you, too.
Disclaimer: The following links are purely for educational purposes and are not intended as psychological interventions or as a substitute for psychological treatment. If you are in need of psychological help you should seek the consultation of a licensed mental health professional.