Resilience Across Borders

Silver Spring, MD   |  https://resilienceacrossborders.org

Mission

Resilience Across Borders is dedicated to increasing access to mental health interventions for all children and adolescents. Our research-based method helps youth build resilience so they can adapt to life’s challenges now and throughout their lives.

Ruling year info

2018

President of the Board of Directors

Dr. Mary Alvord

Main address

PO Box 10282

Silver Spring, MD 20914 USA

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EIN

81-5265226

NTEE code info

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mental Health Interventions for Underserved Youth

We work with schools in underserved communities to provide our twelve week resilience programming to their students. Our research-based approach to building resilience focuses on helping children learn to be proactive leaders, strengthen their social connections, and bounce back from difficult experiences. Childhood resilience is associated with improved behavior, peer relationships, family functioning, and academic engagement—all of which lead to a healthy transition to adulthood.

Population(s) Served
Children
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

We know that every child can benefit from our resilience research and practices. We train educators to deliver our proven curriculum and provide ongoing support throughout the program. We also provide continuing education trainings to mental health practitioners around the world.

Population(s) Served

We use research to inform the current state of knowledge on the best practices to develop, build, and maintain resilience and self-control among children and adolescents. We are actively collecting data from youth, parents, and educators to continuously assess and refine our intervention. As an important part of research, our objective is to spread the word on our findings and build upon our work.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Resilience Across Borders (RAB) is dedicated to increasing access to mental health interventions for all children and adolescents. RAB's main program is to train teachers in underserved schools to deliver the Resilience Builder Program-Universal™ (RBP-U) to their entire class. We serve 5th grade students at schools in the DC-metro area with a high percentage of students receiving free and reduced meals. We also serve teachers through our trainings and the benefits to their classroom.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To research the effectiveness of our intervention, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In order to develop the pilot of our Resilience Builder Program-Universal™ (RBP-U), we surveyed teachers about the content, timing, and format that would be most beneficial to their students. We incorporated their feedback in our curriculum design. For example, having three 15-minute mini-lesson per topic so teachers can more readily implement alongside the standard academic curriculum. We also developed short videos (2-3 minutes) to introduce each topic at the request of the teachers surveyed. This year, 11 teachers will be implementing our program and will provide feedback about each lesson and the overall program so that we can continue to improve it.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Once enough data has been collected and analyzed, we will publish our findings,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback ensures that we are true partners with the teachers and schools we serve. This has always been part of our model.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Resilience Across Borders

Board of directors
as of 10/17/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Mary Alvord

Marcia Harrington

Dana Kornfeld

Beth Salcedo

Pavan Segal

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/17/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/17/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.