The Center for Educational Research and Development offers a variety of resilience-based services.  Our approach to improving individuals and organizations is based on the 40-year research legacy demonstrating that just 3 “protective factors” predict positive outcomes for individuals living in the most dire circumstances.  Building on this research, CERD has developed methods for actively developing resilience in individuals and organizations, as well as using this lens to evaluate and consult with organizations concerning their programs and policies.

CERD’s services target youth, families, line workers and leaders in a variety of settings:

  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • Drug education services
  • Adolescent treatment services
  • Juvenile delinquency and correctional services
  • Universities and colleges
  • Business organizations

Members of over 60 organizations have been trained in CERD’s Resilience process, including:

  • Alameda County Health Care Services
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
  • National Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco
  • Walden House

“CERD is working to put human development at the heart of education and prevention. CERD is the embodiment of my vision of Resilience in practice.” Bonnie Benard, M.S.W.