Resiliency Skills Training Programmes

To respond with resilience to serious challenges requires a combination of inner strengths combined with the ability to access outside resources.

That’s why Reaching IN...Reaching OUTᴼᴹ (RIRO) helps people to build key strengths so they can reach in when they face stressful situations, and reach out to others and opportunities to deal more effectively with life’s ups and downs.

Children learn resiliency skills by watching adults model them. This simple idea is backed by many years of research and is the cornerstone of our approach.

We offer two resiliency skills training programmes to teach adults the skills they need to handle life challenges with resilience and show them how to pass those skills along to young children:

  • Reaching IN...Reaching OUTᴼᴹ (RIRO) Resiliency Skills Training Programme (for child care and early learning staff and service providers working with young children under 8 years old and their families)
  • Bounce Back & Thrive!ᴼᴹ (BBT) Resiliency Skills Training Programme for parents (and those in a parenting role) with children under 8 years old.

These evidence-based programmes are delivered by authorized trainers through non-profit and public sectors in Canada and beyond. 

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RIRO Resiliency Skills Training Programme for Child Care and Early Learning Staff and Service Providers

RIRO's evidence-based resiliency skills training programme has been delivered to nearly 10,000 service providers working in early learning, child care, education, community and mental health as well as other settings. RIRO resiliency skills help practitioners build the knowledge and skills they need to model and teach resilience-building approaches to children under the age of 8 years and their families. The 12-hour evidence-based programme has several flexible delivery models designed to meet the individual needs of groups and organizations. Learn more about RIRO.


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BBT Resiliency Skills Training Programme for Parents (and those in a parenting role)

BBT is a 10-session evidence-based resiliency skills training programme for parents (and those in a parenting role) with children under 8 years of age. BBT helps parents build skills that increase their capacity to role model resilience in their daily interactions with their children, and directly introduce basic resiliency skills to help them bounce back and thrive. Learn more about BBT.

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