First Responder Event

Reconnect for Resilience Training | January 20-21, 2022

First Responders know all too well what stress looks like – that is why we are offering this unique training opportunity just for them. Our virtual Reconnect for Resilience™ training offers participants a set of practical ways to support individuals in chaotic, high-pressure situations. In this class, First Responders learn what happens to the brain and body when individuals are stressed or experience trauma. We make it easy to understand the neuroscience behind why people respond the way they do during stressful situations and learn how to leverage that information to help communicate safety to the brain and engage individuals in a more trauma-informed way.

Listening Circles for Caregivers

We understand that this is a time of significant worry and uncertainty for many. As communities across the globe continue their efforts to keep people people physically healthy during the time of COVID-19 and as we grapple with the ongoing racial injustice in our society, we are proud to offer Resources for Resilience™ virtual listening circles to all community members. These online gathers are available at no cost and are designed to bring people together to practice resiliency tools and promote resilience through compassion and connection. For upcoming dates and information about how you can connect with us on Zoom, please visit our online calendar today.

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.


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 VIRTUAL Training Today

If you are interested in attending an upcoming event or would like to host a class or training 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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