The Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) Center of Excellence in Foreign Affairs Resilience (CEFAR) provides resilience training, education, and support for U.S. Government foreign affairs agencies. Resilience is the ability to adapt and manage change effectively, be creative in the midst of change, and foster individual, family, community, and workplace team resilience in healthy productive ways. Articles and resources written by FSI’s resilience instructors and trainers will be uploaded here: 

– “Seven Strategies for Thriving on Telework
– “Reach Out to Build Resilience
Resilience Skills and Tools Handout
– “Making Space
– “The Power of Imagination in Building Resilience
– “Getting Real: Supporting COVID-19 Positive Friends and Others
– “Supporting Your Graduating High School Senior During a Pandemic


Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and U.S. Department of State websites for official guidance and information on COVID-19. For additional tips on self-care and overall mental health during this time, check out the COVID Coach mobile app from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

U.S. Department of State

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