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Dealing with stress

Staying Resilient in Times of Change

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This is a free online course that gives you tools to become more resilient in times of change. When you understand how change affects you, you can respond to it in a more proactive way. This gives you more control and stability in your life.

Through this course, you will be able to:

This course takes about an hour to complete. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate.

How do I get started?

You can gain immediate access. For this course, your computer will need the following:

  • Access to the internet
  • Adobe Reader (available as a free download)
  • Adobe Flash Player, version 8.0 or newer (available as a free download)
  • Internal or external speakers (audio scripts are available within the course as an alternative)

The course is free and does not require registration. You can access and return to the course as often as needed.

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Looking for a take and teach lesson? The following lesson plan can be used with job clubs and other in-person gatherings. It helps reinforce the ideas of the course and gives participants the opportunity to apply what they have learned.

The materials in this online course were created and/or adapted by Sharon M. Danes, Extension Specialist and Professor — Family Social Science, with assistance from Research Assistants Dung Mao and Weiyang Xie. For more information on this course, contact Sharon Danes (; 612-626-9273).

Related resources

Understanding and Building Resilience (PDF) — This online publication offers useful tips for building resilience.

Change: Loss, Opportunity, and Resilience — Online publication and narrated presentation offers guidance on coping with change, and approaching change as an opportunity vs. loss.

Parental Stress — Reviews the interacting factors in family stress and the effects of stress on parents.

Family problem solving — Successful social decisions bring people closer together and improve future communication.

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