Resilient Youth

July 9, 2024

Episode 326

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Resilience is often described as our ability to “bounce back” after being faced with challenges.  Our military-connected youth live a highly mobile lifestyle and developing resiliency skills can assist in navigating the unique challenges of this life.  Listen as Dr. Rachel Millstein and Stacie Fredriksson discuss programs that provide opportunities for youth to build these skills.  

This podcast is made possible by generous funding from the Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Club of San Diego. To learn more, visit

Audio mixing by Concentus Media, Inc., Temple, Texas.

Show Notes:


MCEC Global Training Summit

Don’t miss Dr. Millstein’s and Ms. Fredriksson’s virtual presentation during the Global Training Summit on Thursday, August 1, 2024.

Resilient Youth for Military-Connected Children

Resilient Youth is a six-session virtually-delivered program offered by Home Base at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), in collaboration with the MGH Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and Child Resilience Program.  We have been able to reach youth across the country to teach relaxation, coping, and communication strategies through this innovative program.  Youth and parent feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, instructive, and pre-post intervention data are currently being collected.  The program is expanding as we seek to be able to offer this educational program as a preventive measure to help military youth cope with their unique stressors.

Home Base, A Red Sox Foundation and Mass General Brigham Program


Dr. Rachel Millstein serves as the Clinical and Research Co-Director of the Mind Body Health team at Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program. Since 2020, Dr. Millstein has been providing program development and oversight of Home Base Resiliency programming in collaboration with the MGH Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. Her clinical skills as a SMART and Resilient Warrior/Family/Youth group leader along with her documented research and data analysis background have helped lead the program’s growth. In the Co-Director role, she provides clinical oversight and research management for the services provided at Home Base in the Mind Body Health Services directorate. 

Stacie Fredriksson has been at Home Base for more than 5 years and currently manages the Family Support Team which provides peer support and resiliency programming.   A veteran herself, Stacie served 14 years in the Air Force on active duty as an intelligence officer before transferring to the Air Force Reserves where she served the last 9 years of her career at USCYBERCOM before retiring in 2016.   Stacie is married to her husband, also an Air Force veteran and together they have two children and two dogs who keep them both busy and focused on the importance of living each day to the fullest!  A native of Texas, Stacie has adapted to New England and enjoys spending time outside, cooking, reading, and traveling.    

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