Uncertainty Aside, COVID-19 can Help Strengthen our Resiliency, Relationships

Mar 27, 2020

Emily Colby and Linnea Leonard, student producers for Utah Public Radio's Access Utah program, establish digital connection with participants, all authorities on maintaining resiliency, for a broadcast focusing on "Remaining Resilient Through COVID-19."
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This moment in our history is, without doubt, difficult and uncertain.

It’s also, says social worker Vonda Jump-Norman, an “unprecedented opportunity that we may never have again.”

Appreciate the relationships in your life, she said. Be of service. Play a game with the kids. Reflect. Be grateful. Reach out for the many resources our communities provide.

For Jump-Norman, an assistant professor of social work in the College of Humanities and Social Services, these activities define resiliency. She thinks of resiliency more broadly, and more personally, than what’s given to us by dictionaries: rebounding from adversity, for instance, or pushing up to your feet in the 10th round. Read the rest of this article on Utah State University Today.