Covid 19: Recharging Resiliency Together - Virtual Retreat

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Research has shown that resiliency is essential for individuals to adapt through evolving and adverse situations[1]. Research has also shown that resilience can be built and supported[2]. Our proposed project will help people with paralysis recharge their resilience and provide the necessary connections and supports that are needed to navigate in a COVID-19 environment. We propose to conduct 4 virtual retreats—Recharging Resiliency Together. Each retreat (one per quarter) will have about 7-10 people with paralysis. This will ensure that attention is paid to each retreat participant. Each retreat will be accompanied by three follow up group calls. The purpose of the calls is to build upon the skills learned during the retreat and to build a tightknit group of peers (pods) who are supportive of one another. [1] Fletcher, D., & Sarkar, M. (2013). Psychological resilience: a review and critique of definitions, concepts and theory. European Psychologist, 18(1), 12–23. [2] Robertson, I. T., Cooper, C. L., Sarkar, M., & Curran, T. (2014). Resilience training in the workplace from 2003– 2014: A systematic review. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 533–562.
Effective start/end date1/1/215/31/22


  • Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: $50,000.00


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