Resilience In School Environments



RISE UP participants will:

  • Reframe challenging student behavior through a trauma-informed lens.
  • Practice self-regulation techniques in order to show up for our students as our highest selves.
  • Understand the potential role of the body’s fight/flight/freeze response in challenging student interactions.
  • Develop supportive relationships with colleagues.


Kaiser Permanente’s Resilience In School Environment Understanding and Practice (RISE UP) School Staff

As part of our ongoing commitment to improving social and emotional well-being, Kaiser Permanente in partnership with leading national organizations, developed the Thriving Schools Initiative— a comprehensive effort to support a culture of health and wellness for students, staff and teachers in K-12 schools. Promoting resilience in school environments is one strategy being used to enhance well-being in schools.


The Workshop

RISE UP is an online workshop designed to explore the prevalence and potential impact of trauma and stress on student behavior and offer strategies to help educators and other school staff navigate challenging interactions. Teaching Artists from Kaiser Permanente facilitate a workshop session employing theatre, experiential learning and arts integration techniques to engage participants in their own discovery and practical implementation.

In this 2-hour workshop, the activities are designed to provide participants a safe place to practice, question, discover and learn. The program includes large and small group discussion, peer interaction, self-reflection and kinesthetic experiences. It is appropriate for teachers, staff and administrators at a school, and is most effective with 30 to 50 participants. Multiple sessions may be provided to accommodate groups larger than 50. The workshop may also be adjusted to two separate 1-hour sessions.

Request This Program

Thank you for your interest in Educational Theatre’s Resilience In School Environment Understanding and Practice (RISE UP) Program. Please complete the form below, and hit the “send” button. After we receive your information, you will be contacted by an Educational Theatre Booking Coordinator. Please note that this is an information request only. It does not guarantee the scheduling of a program.

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