We are Resilient™
Program for Pediatric Providers

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Individuals who experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)  are at greater risk for 9 of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and premature death. Six or more ACEs can reduce life expectancy by 19 years.
California Department of Health Care Services, 2019

Are you looking to provide trauma-informed care, to prevent and mitigate the detrimental health effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma on your patients?

If you want to transform ACEs and trauma into a source of healing and resilience for the families in your practice, we can help. We can also help your staff members learn to deal with their own trauma, particularly vicarious trauma, and boost their ability to center, connect, and collaborate. We provide training, consulting, and products that can help your pediatric practice become a “trauma-transformed” practice, a source of healing for your patients and families as well as your staff.
Dovetail Learning customizes our services to your needs.

Call us to discuss (707) 861-3386 or email ​info@dovetaillearning.org.


The We are Resilient™ Program for Pediatric Providers is supported by a manual and a set of anticipatory guidance cards. We also offer family support materials including a parent/caregiver guide, waiting room posters, cards and a curriculum for family classes/learning playgroups.


We provide training and consulting support to help you implement We are Resilient™ Program for Pediatric Providers, including training for all staff on personal resilience, training for staff delivering ACEs screening, and training for health care providers in supporting families who have ACEs.


Learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)/Trauma, ACEs Screening, Trauma-Informed Care, and Resilience


We are Resilient™ Program for Pediatric Providers

  • We Are Resilient™ Health Care Providers’ Journey to Lifelong Wellness
    This manual for pediatric providers lays out what is personal resilience, how the resilience spectrum works and explains our protective patterns. It helps providers create a foundation that strengthens their own resilience as well as share practical social and emotional skills with their patients and families. It also outlines best practices for implementing “We are Resilient” in your clinic.
    Coming in Spring 2020
  • We Are Resilient™ Set of Anticipatory Guidance Cards on ACES and Resilience Topics
    These colorful, easy to use cards are designed to supplement the We Are Resilient: Health Care Providers’ Journey to Lifelong Wellness. One on side, the cards present practical social and emotional skills that families can use to strengthen their resilience; the other side depicts the science that supports each skill.
    Coming in Spring 2020
  • We Are Resilient™ Curriculum for Family Classes/Children’s Learning Playgroups
    Coming in Summer 2020

Products for Family Support

  • We are Resilient: Your Family’s Journey to Lifelong Wellness (Parent/Caregiver Guide)
    Coming in Spring 2020
  • We are Resilient cards for families
    Coming in Summer 2020
  • We are Resilient posters for waiting rooms
    Coming in Summer 2020


Training and Consulting for We are Resilient™ Program for Pediatric Providers

Beginning Resilience Training for Health Care Providers and Clinic Staff

The goal of our first level training is improve clinic culture, focusing on this objective:

How can we bring wellbeing to ourselves, each other, and the clinic?

As a prelude, we start with an overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), examining the how trauma–both our own ACEs/trauma and vicarious trauma from the families in our clinic–can get in our way. The main focus of the training is how can we tap into the resilient nature of ourselves and others. Through interactive experiences and group discussion, we explore a set of practical social and emotional skills that we can use personally, with each other, and as a group to strengthen our resilience.

Advanced Resilience Training for Health Care Providers and Clinic Staff

Our second level training allows staff to dig deeper into their own personal resilience practices, reflecting on what is working for them and what needs adaptation to keep them centered, connecting, and collaborating with others. More time is allocated to specific group agreements that can create structural change for improved resilience and wellness within the clinic.

ACEs Screener Adaptation and Training

We help adapt an ACES Screener to your context, whether it is a large clinic, in a hospital setting, or private practice. We help you assess who is the best person(s) in your context to deliver the screener, and how the screener should be administered to get the most reliable results. In California, Medicaid reimbursement requires the PEARLS screen for children but other circumstances are more flexible. We provide sample scripts for your staff and train them in delivery through hands-on practice. We also train them in handling vicarious trauma that might emerge.

Trauma-Informed Anticipatory Guidance

We train your health care providers to better deliver trauma-informed care. We help them tap into their own resilience so that they can better tap into the resilience of their patients and families. They receive sample scripts, hands on practice, as well as protocols/ options for the family after ACES are identified. We help them convey hope, optimism, and trust inside of anticipatory guidance, to provide patients and families with better skills to deal with their life experiences and trauma. We help health care providers be more confident in their role as companions with the pain that is present in their patients and families while preventing vicarious trauma.

Often this is delivered in a parallel track with the ACEs Screener training.

We Are Resilient™ Family Support Sessions

This is a “train-the-trainer” type training, so your staff can provide a We Are Resilient™ Family Support Sessions. With our adapted curriculum, your staff can have a regular sessions for children and families that strengthens their practical social and emotional skills.