Resources for Resilience

Sharing tools to build up and support everyone’s resilience.

At Resources for Resilience™, our mission is to share practical tools to build up and support everyone’s resilience. That is why we offer trauma-informed and resiliency-focused programs to individuals, organizations, and entire communities. RFR was formed in response to the public health crisis of adverse childhood experiences and seeks to address the ongoing stress that many of us face every day. The easy-to-use strategies that we offer are intended for anyone to use as we work to prevent future adversity and help people stay healthy and connected during tough times. We believe that everyone has the ability to deepen their resilience and experience better days.

Upcoming Trainings

Our Reconnect for Resilience™ trainings, coaching series, and other programs offer individuals, organizations, and communities a set of practical ways to manage stress and build resilience in themselves and others. Visit our Trainings page for a list of upcoming events and register for a workshop today!


Resources for Resilience, The Effects of Stress and TraumaNeuroscience has taught us that trauma is a biological event that affects the body. When trauma, or the stress and adversity of daily life, overwhelms the nervous system, we are thrown automatically into a fight-or-flight reaction. This takes us out of our resilient zone and can result in us feeling amped-up or shut-down. While useful in an emergency, these states can have serious negative effects on our emotions and physical health if left unaddressed over time.

Resources for Resilience, Staying Well in Tough TimesOur brains are designed to keep us safe from harm. They do this so well that, sometimes, stressful events can overwhelm us long after we are safe. This can affect our learning, creativity, relationships, and even our physical health. Research has taught us, though, that there are ways to form new pathways in the brain that make us more resilient. Our goal is to share these simple, practical tools with others so that we can all stay healthy and connected in tough times.

Resources for Resilience, Our ApproachOur resiliency educators teach about trauma, the brain, and the human nervous system in a way that people of all ages and backgrounds can understand. Our simple, teachable format is designed for anyone to learn. We have conducted hundreds of trainings for schools, mental health agencies, faith communities, and healthcare institutions, in addition to educating first responders, domestic violence and homeless shelter staff, and community organizers.


If you or a loved one need ongoing support, please call the Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463). Available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, this number connects North Carolinians to mental health and resilience supports to help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis.

Health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, other staff who work in health care settings, and their families can also call the Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) for mental health and resilience support as they work on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response.


Schedule a Training Today

If you are interested in attending an upcoming event or would like to host a Reconnect for Resilience™ or other workshop in your area, please let us know. We are also available to answer your questions and can offer tools and other resources to promote resilience in your community.


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