Tipping the Scales – The Resilience Game

9/2015

In this interactive feature, you will learn how the choices we make can help children and the community as a whole become more resilient in the face of serious challenges. Negative events can occur at any moment, and it’s your job to choose positive events to counteract these negatives.

Choose carefully—you only have 20 ‘Resilience Bucks’ to spend. Certain positives will better counteract certain negatives and have a greater positive effect on children in the community. Your goal is to tip as many children’s scales as possible toward positive outcomes.

Clicking on a child’s scale will give you a more detailed look at their history, scale balance, and the placement of their fulcrum. The positive experiences you choose will alter both the scale and the fulcrum’s position—shaping the outcomes of children and the community.

We will all face adversity in life. But will your community thrive? Or dive? It depends on the choices we make!

Source: Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Available at: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/resilience-game/

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