The Human Resiliency Institute At Fordham
  • Conducts research into veterans' transition needs.
  • Adapted "Resiliency Edge" program to create support program to help veterans make successful transitions to civilian life.
Operating out of Fordham's Graduate School of Education, the Institute expands upon work initiated by Reclaiming the Sky, a non-profit that supported workers' resiliency after 9/11.

The 4 resiliency strengths used in Edge4Vets come from the stories of 9/11 heroes profiled in Reclaiming The Sky.


 
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Aviation workers profiled, include (top left) Bernie Schettino, Tom Innace, Sue Baer. Front row, Terri Rizzuto, Toni Knisley and Debbie Roland, with author, Tom Murphy.

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Helping Veterans Develop Resiliency in Mind, Body and the Spirit of Community Service

1. MIND: Three resiliency workshops:

  • Orientation workshop: Students/Veterans learn how to identify leadership traits from their military service and apply them as "tools," using four resiliency strengths, to meet challenges in three key areas at school: navigating rules and regulations, creating strong social relationships and getting the most out of their academic studies.
  • Implementation workshop: In the second workshop a month later, veterans get an opportunity to work with a mentor and gain peer support to put the Action Plans they developed in the first session into practice.
  • Sharpening the "Edge" workshop: at the end of the semester participants learn how to focus their to prepare effectively for a job and career in the workplace of the future, including learning how to use additional schooling to help them achieve their goals.

2. BODY: Healthy Edge4Vets

Offering discounts on healthy food items through our business partners - along with tips on innovative ways to combine healthy foods to Eat Right for Success."

3. SPIRIT of Community Service:

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Learn about volunteer opportunities with veterans organizations - to move forward by doing for other veterans.

Schools and businesses: want to learn how your can join the Edge4Vets program? Contact us.

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