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Trauma is ubiquitous. Is resilience-building the answer?

As we prepare to launch BBGTV.org, a video channel with fun, interactive, soulful ways to build resilience, I find myself asking: Is resilience the fix for trauma - or do we need something more?


Trauma is a heavy word, but it simply means we are experiencing an event that overwhelms our capacity to manage in that moment. Trauma has real and lasting effects, and as the pandemic has forced us to reckon with, our emotional wellness affects our work, relationships, and our children’s learning and development.