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Teaching Resilience, On and Off the Field
Addressing the decisions your team makes off the field in a way that helps them learn is a task that takes understanding and a desire to teach your team to grow. Recently, Union High School football coachMatt Labrum was faced with just such a predicament. The negative behaviors of his team, including grades, disrespect, and cyber bullying had escalated to a point that required attention. According to Deseret News,
“. . . the coach and his staff gathered the team together after Friday night’s loss to Judge Memorial Catholic High School and told them he was concerned about some of the players’ actions and behavior off the field. He then instructed them all to turn in their jerseys and their equipment. There would be no football until they earned the privilege to play. . . The coaches told them there would be a 7 a.m. meeting the next day where they would have an opportunity to re-earn a spot on the team. . ."
Resiliency in the News
Couple Launches Center to Help Healing in Newtown
During her tenure at the Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, Stephanie Cinque encountered some of the most troubled kids anywhere – victims of drug addiction and street violence, abuse, neglect and abandonment. A social worker, Cinque was part of a system set up to intervene once the trauma-filled lives of these children led them afoul of the law.
Ten years later, Cinque, a 1995 graduate of Ridgefield High School, is embarking on a new pursuit to help the needy in a completely different demographic – Newtown, Ct., where she and her husband, Tim McInerney (RHS Class of 1994), have founded the Resiliency Center of Newtown to help residents heal from the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. . .