Hope is an important protective factor that enables individuals and families to thrive. Hope is also an important coping resource to buffer compassion fatigue and burnout among service providers. This workshop will continue to present the science of Hope as a psychological strength in our ability to cope with traumatic experiences and flourish toward future goals. In particular this seminar with show how (1) hope predicts adaptive outcomes, (2) hope buffers the effects of adversity, and (3) hope can be influenced and sustained. This workshop will also present "hands-on" tools to assess and nurture hope across the lifespan.