Building Resilience in Children and Adolescents

An open lecture by
Dr. Eleni Tzelepi-Giannatou

When: Tuesday, May 11, 2018, 18:00 – 20:00

Where: 6th Level Auditorium

Organized by: The Graduate Master Class Series, School of Graduate and Professional Education

To reserve your place please contact Ms. Maria Kritikou via email: [email protected] or telephone: 210 6009800 ext. 1210


Lecture Description

Resilience is the ability to spring back from and successfully adapt to adversity. An increasing body of research has demonstrated that most people can bounce back from risks, stress and trauma and experience life success. How can this be achieved?
Dr. Tzelepi-Giannatou’s presentation will focus on ways to build resilience in children and adolescents. Personal as well as environmental protective factors/processes in families, schools, and communities will be discussed. The important role of school in building resilience in students will also be highlighted with the use of the “Resiliency Wheel” and case studies.

Resilience will be viewed as a process of connectedness, of linking to people and interests and ultimately to life itself.


Dr. Eleni Tzelepi-Giannatou

PhD, Educational Psychology
MA, Psychology & Education of Children with Special Needs, University of London

Dr. Tzelepi-Giannatou has conducted extensive research in the field of stress and coping in collaboration with European research institutes, focusing on stress management and resilience in the family and schools, while she has presented papers in many national and international psychology conferences. Her Doctoral research investigates stress in adolescence. Additionally, she is a certified Trainer of Trainers and an Associate Certified Coach accredited by the International Coach Federation.
She has 25 years of training experience in the private and public sector working with schools and private companies in supporting children and adults. She has served as a Special Needs Evaluation Counselor at the Pedagogical Institute of the Greek Ministry of Education.

Dr. Tzelepi-Giannatou is currently working as an independent consultant designing and implementing workshops and programs on communication, social emotional

difficulties, learning differences, stress management and resilience. She is also a senior associate at Treasure Lab contributing with her expertise in coaching and management development programs.