The following collection of research-informed learning resources for use in school primary and secondary schools has been developed by Professor Helen Cahill, Youth Research Centre, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne. The teacher manuals are available open access.


1. Resilience Rights and Respectful Relationships

The Resilience Rights and Respectful Relationships classroom program is an open-access social and emotional learning resource, that I developed for the Victorian education system. A detailed teacher manual comprising lesson plans, learning intentions and evidence-informed rationale is provided for each level from Foundation to Years 11-12.  The participatory learning activities are mapped to the curriculum and grouped for each level of the program into eight thematic areas of Emotional Literacy, Personal Strengths, Positive Coping, Problem Solving, Stress Management, Help-Seeking, Gender and Identity, and Positive Gender Relations. I am currently researching uptake and impact within an ARC linkage project. The learning materials are particularly well received by teachers and students.

The Resilience Rights and Respectful Relationships lesson materials are on FUSE at:

2. Building resilience in children and young people 

An accompanying teacher-friendly literature review on resilience, social and emotional learning, and positive teacher student relationships is also available and published on the Dept of Ed website at:

3. An online learning is available also to support teachers. See access through:


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