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Resilience in Social Environments

RISE Initiative



About the RISE Initiative

 In light of the increasing and diverse stressors that people face, this pan-ASU initiative seeks to create an interdisciplinary research collaborative that promotes understanding of how to survive and thrive in our social environments. Broadly defined, resilience describes the ability of people, places, and populations to withstand stress and resulting challenges, so they can thrive despite these conditions. The study of resilience provides a positive framework to study individuals and communities, and with it new strategies for individuals, organizations, and institutions to promote the well-being of communities in the face of stressful and challenging conditions. 

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Our mission is to create strong research collaborations within and beyond ASU and be a catalyst for change by including the broader community in our mission to advance scientific knowledge that fosters resilience at micro- and macro-levels of society.