Lorylen Bucio

I am excited to work with this amazing group of interns and staff to produce informative content for teens everywhere!

Go to Protective Pattern: Avoiding and although it isn’t exactly the best thing, I work with what I have.
Favorite Centering Skill: Letting Go, it gives me the opportunity to continue moving forward and to leave the past behind.

Emmit Cannady

I’m excited to use We Are Resilient™ because it’s just such a great resource to make me a better, happier person on my own terms.

Go to Protective Pattern: Attacking, isn’t exactly my favorite, but it’s the one that I manifest the most.
Favorite Centering Skill: Definitely Letting Go, because I often become very obsessed and overly involved in things that I feel passionately about. Taking a step back from a collaborative project and letting someone else take the wheel is something I’ve worked on a lot, and really have gotten better at.

Parker Evans
Age: 16

I’m most excited to help others through teaching the We Are Resilient™ curriculum. 

Go to Protective Pattern: Definitely Avoiding
Favorite Centering Skill: Positive Reframing

Meghan Hartsock
Age: 16

I am excited how the skills that we are learning (and probably in the future teaching) are not just things that we will learn and we will forget. The skills and patterns that we learn are things that we might use, or that we might be aware of that we use, for the rest of our lives, and I think that’s really cool!

Go to Protective Pattern: Definitely Avoiding
Favorite Centering Skill: Breathing Mindfully

Miguel Hau-Gutierrez
Age: 15

I’m excited about We Are Resilient because all the skills you learn help you in your everyday life.

Go to Protective Pattern: Attacking
Favorite Centering Skill: Letting Go

Siena Hayes
Age: 15

I believe that the We Are Resilient program can improve many teenage lives and give us guidance on how to deal with stress/our emotions.

Go to Protective Pattern: I tend to do a lot of Distrusting, as I always second guess myself.
Favorite Centering Skill: Positive Reframing can always help me out when I’m feeling in a rut. Resilience rocks!!

Maggie Lee
Age: 17

I am excited about WeRR because I get to learn about becoming more resilient while also having the opportunity to use my talents to share these concepts with others.  

Go to Protective Pattern: Avoiding and Hypervigilance
Favorite Centering Skill: Breathing Mindfully


Wren Pellant
Age: 15

 I’m excited to teach my friends and people I meet the great materials that I’ve learned from We Are Resilient™! 

Go to Protective Pattern: Definitely Avoiding, I’m the champion of procrastination.
Favorite Centering Skill: Nurturing myself. I think it’s super important to take good care of yourself, and have some fun every so often!

Olivia Pezzullo
Age: 17

I’m excited about teens learning that there are other ways to improve mental health without someone shoving it down your throat. Because sometimes that does more harm than good, and maybe the content being shoved at them isn’t always the most helpful. Whereas I believe that Dovetail Learning’s teachings could really help all teens. 

Go to Protective Pattern: Hypervigilance
Favorite Centering Skill: Letting go

Ethan Trevino
Age: 15 

I am excited to be a part of such a great project and to help get resources out to the community.

Go to Protective Pattern: Definitely Avoiding
Favorite Connecting Skill: Speaking Authentically.

Una Tzortzis
Age: 18

I’m excited about joining We Are Resilient™ and taking part in a program that encourages individuals to turn stress into success through resilience. I look forward to developing resources that are accessible and appealing to the teenage audience. 

Go to Protective Pattern: Hyper-caretaking
Favorite Centering Skill: Breathing Mindfully

Want to join the 2022 We Are Resilient Teen Internship?

Are you:

  • Interested in helping your peers learn to manage their anxiety and stress?
  • A team player with strong communication skills?
  • Looking for real-world experience to build your resume?

We are looking for diverse teen voices to help adapt our highly regarded adult mental health materials to be accessible and engaging for teens. We need peer leaders, writers, artists, video-creators, and others!

The short application includes a sample of your work. This can be a writing sample of 300 words or less, a 3-5 minute video, or any creative submission about why you are interested in this project. This is to highlight your talent, be fun and should take no longer than 60 minutes.

Applications are due March 15, 2022 by 5pm 

By participating in this internship opportunity, you will be helping to adapt the We Are Resilient™ approach for teens by teens which will then be made available for any individual teen or high school classroom as an Open Education Resource. The digital version will be free and available for all. Learn more about We Are Resilient by downloading the materials below or visit Dovetail Learning’s YouTube channel. For more information, contact our team at info@doevtaillearning.org.

The We Are Resilient™ Approach

We Are Resilient™ offers simple, effective, and research-based skills that help people cope with stress and develop stronger personal and relational resilience. These skills help us Center, Connect, and Collaborate. To use Resilience Skills most effectively, we also have to develop an awareness of both our Protective Patterns — which inform how we react to the world and our Cultural Patterns — which inform how we view the world.

Step 1: Develop Awareness of Our Patterns

Noticing our Cultural Patterns

When Connecting or Collaborating, we are more effective with strong Cultural Resilience. We acknowledge our Cultural Patterns that have been passed down through the generations, as well as seek to understand the patterns of others. Cultural
Patterns can be:
Helpful in navigating our world
Sources of strength, belonging, and celebration
Perpetuating racism and discrimination
Assessed for each situation: Is my judgment helping or making it worse?

Noticing our Protective Patterns

Protective Patterns

When facing a challenge, our initial response can be a common pattern of reactive resilience. These default reactions can be:
• Normal under stress
• Developed as protective mechanism
• Helpful in certain circumstances
• Limiting for us
• Assessed for each situation: Is my reaction helping or making it worse?

Step 2: Choose Resilience Skills

Skills for Centering Myself

Centering Skills

When facing a challenge, we can choose our Centering Skills to mindfully engage our Personal Resilience. These skills can:
Restore inner balance
Relieve stress and anxiety
Reduce negative thoughts
Enable focus on the present
Support pursuit of goals

Skills for Connecting with Others

Connecting Skills

When a relationship is experiencing difficulties, we can choose our Connecting Skills to grow our Relational Resilience. These skills can:
Create safety, trust, and belonging
Enable an open mind and curiosity
Reduce blame, judgement, and bias
Encourage equity

Skills for Collaborating Together

Collaborating Skills

When a group is not working well together, we can choose our Collaborating Skills to strengthen Group Resilience. These skills can:
Foster a shared vision
Honor contributions of all
Encourage healthy boundaries
Create shared accountability
Support pursuit of common goals