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Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game

Tipping the Scales - The Resilience Game

Click the image above to start. The game will open in a new window.
Please note: this feature was designed to be viewed on desktop and laptop computers and is optimized for a display resolution of 1200×800.

In this interactive feature, you will learn how the choices we make can help children and the community as a whole become more resilient in the face of serious challenges. Negative events can occur at any moment, and it’s your job to choose positive events to counteract these negatives. View Key Concepts: Resilience to learn more about the science of resilience.

Choose carefully—you only have 20 ‘Resilience Bucks’ to spend. Certain positives will better counteract certain negatives and have a greater positive effect on children in the community. Your goal is to tip as many children’s scales as possible toward positive outcomes.

Clicking on a child’s scale will give you a more detailed look at their history, scale balance, and the placement of their fulcrum. The positive experiences you choose will alter both the scale and the fulcrum’s position—shaping the outcomes of children and the community.

We will all face adversity in life. But will your community thrive? Or dive? It depends on the choices we make!

Start playing Tipping the Scales: The Resilience Game


Bonus feature: At the end of the game, you’ll have an opportunity to interact with the scale more directly—see what happens when you add or subtract positive and negative weights, or move the fulcrum. Just click on the prompt to “Play with the scale!”

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