Project Resilience: Becoming Resilient By Overcoming Resistance

The award-winning UPR production team and Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities presents Project Resilience, a yearlong storytelling project created for any of us hoping to find ways to bounce back, recover and develop our mental abilities. The stories found in the series hope to encourage social and personal resilience by introducing listeners to neighbors and friends who have experienced assault, personal loss, bullying, mental health challenges and other tragedies.

We're working with local, state and national organizations to make public radio programs, distribute a podcast, provide tools for living, and create a resilience resource database. 

  • Ideas for becoming more resilient can be found here. 
  • Resilient parenting tips can be found here.
  • List of community connections will be available shortly. 
            Check back often for updates. 

Do you or your organization have a resiliency story you would like to share or a resource to add to our growing list? Call the UPR Project Resilience phone line to share your story or tip at (435) 797-9679 or email us at upr@usu.edu.

Be sure to:

  • Leave your name and contact information
  • Share a brief description of your story or tip. 

The Project Resilience series premieres January 2020. 

Project Resilience is made possible in part by our members, the Utah State University Center for Persons With Disabilities, and The Family Place.

UPR's Project Resilience Parenting Tips

Nov 22, 2019

Parenting can be the hardest and most rewarding thing some will ever do. It is invigorating at times, and so often, it is just exhausting and makes us wonder about our own self-worth. These tips are to help increase our parenting resilience, our ability to effectively keep it together when our kids are driving us nuts.

These tips are brought to you by UPR's Project Resilience. Learn more about the project here. Tips were written by Vonda Jump Norma, social work professor at Utah State University and director of the Trauma Resilience Project at The Family Place

UPR's Project Resilience Tips

Nov 22, 2019

Resilience is an important aspect of mental health and this series of tips will provide you with research-based ideas on how you can build your personal resiliency.  

These tips are brought to you by UPR's Project Resilience. Learn more about the project here. Tips were written by Matthew Wappett, director of Utah State University's Center for Person's with Disabilities, Derrik Tollefson, head of USU's Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology and Kevin Webb with the I-System Institute at USU.