As our nation struggles with the pain of structural racism, murder, and exploitative systems, many of us are experiencing outrage, heartbreak, fear, and despair. Connection will be our path forward – through it, there is safe room for rage, grief, healing, and the brain-online actions it will take to generate vast systems changes. Together, we can create a future that is far more equitable than our past.
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 healthy and safe through social and physical distancing, we are proud to offer Resources for Resilience™ virtual listening circles to all community members. These online gatherings are available at no cost and are designed to bring people together to practice resiliency tools and promote resilience through compassion and connection. For more information about our virtual listening circles, or to receive news and updates about how you can connect with us online, please join our mailing list today.
Sharing tools to support everyone’s capacity for wellbeing.
Our mission is to share tools to support everyone’s capacity for wellbeing. That is why we offer trauma-informed and resiliency-focused programs to individuals, organizations, and communities across our state – and beyond. Resources for Resilience™ was formed in response to the public health crisis of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and seeks to address the ongoing stress and trauma that many face every day. The practical 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.
Reconnect for Resilience™
Moore County Schools | June 15-16, 2020
Reconnect for Resilience™ Youth Presentations
Cabarrus County | June 15, 18, and 22, 2020
Reconnect for Resilience™ Parent Night
Madison County Schools | June 18, 2020
“Since learning resiliency tools, I truly am a different person.
I find myself more aware of what is going on around me and within
me – I take better care of myself now that I know these things. I am
more understanding of those in my life – my family, friends, people
I work with – even people in the grocery store or in traffic! I feel
more able to actually live my life than just have it happen to me.”
Allison Sturtevant Gilliam
Wife, Parent, Social Worker
OUR TRAUMA-INFORMED AND RESILIENCY-FOCUSED APPROACH
Neuroscience 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.
Our 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.
Our 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.
WHO DO I CALL IF SOMEONE I KNOW NEEDS HELP?
North Carolina Managed Care Organizations are available to assist you in finding the help you need, when you need it most. Contact them today for information about the mental health, substance use and intellectual or developmental disability services in your area.
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.