Current Course Schedule

Designing Environments and Activities that Support Resilience

The pandemic forced many to think about the ways trauma affects children’s lives. This workshop take a deep look at how the body reacts to trauma and the impact on development. Participants will learn strategies that focus on the development of supportive environments, practices, and asset based tools that reflect a child’s strength and ability to strengthen resilience leading to healing.
  • Course Number
  • Focus On
    Across Ages
  • Category
    Child Life, Childhood / Elementary School, Early Childhood, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $35 2.0 CTLE or 0.2 CEU


Fall 2022

  • Section 1:
    • Genevieve Lowry
      Genevieve Lowry
      Genevieve Lowry began her career as a certified child life specialist working with children diagnosed with chronic and life-threatening illness at a major New York Hospital. In 2007 she began a private practice working with families in the community facing a variety of challenges. These experiences and her online platform providing professional development to child life and creative arts therapists led her to consider the work of the child life specialist beyond the hospital. Genevieve has worked at Bank Street College since 2004 as an adjunct, Interim Director of the Child Life Program (2015-2016), and currently as Course Instructor and Fieldwork Advisor in the fully online Child Life Program. In these roles, Genevieve demonstrates her belief that the philosophical tenets of child life can be applied to other settings and populations leading to innovative programming in communities and coursework at Bank Street. She is particularly interested in the intersection of social justice and health care as well as supporting child life students and professionals to be advocates for social justice. She writes, presents, and provides consultation to a variety of organizations both locally and nationally and in 2013 she was recognized by Wheelock College as an alumnus fulfilling the college’s mission and philosophy.