Course Type

Brief Learning Series

All Scheduled Dates

Additional 2023 dates to be scheduled.

Course Length

75 minutes



Learners who complete this course will receive a certificate of completion from the Academy.

Learners who complete all five courses in the Series: Tools for Coping with Stress and Trauma will receive a certificate of completion for the series.

Managing Stress and Building Resilience


COVID-19 has transformed the way we work, live, and spend time with others. For many of us, this has led to considerable increases in stress and feeling like it is harder to manage uncertainties. This 75 min introductory course draws on research from psychology and neuroscience to develop simple practices that can help us stay grounded and centered during these difficult times.


Participants will:

  • Learn about the science of stress, anxiety, and resilience
  • Explore what can be done to assist people in regaining a sense of control
  • Discuss the connection of mind and body in stress reactions and resilience
  • Recognize the importance of self-care and identify ways to engage in self-care planning


This course is part of a Series: Tools for Coping with Stress and Trauma. Learners are invited to register for one or more of the five courses in this series:

Those who complete all five courses will receive a certificate of completion for the series.


This course will include presentation as well as opportunities to participate and discuss the tools presented.


This course is open to staff of any non-profit community organization or government agency that delivers social services in NYC.


Adam Brown, PhD

This training is led by Dr. Adam Brown, Director of the Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab, Vice Provost for Research and Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research. The focus of the lab’s work is to develop and implement culturally-responsive capacity building strategies aimed at reducing gaps in mental health care by training individuals to contribute to the wellbeing of others in their communities.