Resources for Resilience FAQs


How often do you hold resiliency trainings?

Community trainings that are open to the public are held several times a year in Asheville, NC. Please see the calendar for details. Other trainings that may or may not be open to the public are also on the calendar with details about how/if you can register.

Do you offer continuing education units (CEUs) for your trainings?

Yes, our two-day Reconnect for Resilience™ training offers 14 hours of continuing education cred through our partnership with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC).

Do you offer scholarships for your trainings?

Yes, we offer a limited number of scholarships for many of our trainings.  For more information or to receive a copy of our scholarship application, please contact us.

If our agency is interested in training a group of employees, can we host a private event?

Yes. If your organization is interested in hosting a training, please contact us. We will then connect with you to assess your needs and develop a training proposal.

Do you have to be a mental health professional to take the Reconnect for Resilience™ training?

No! Anyone can take this training. In schools, it is common for the janitor, bus driver, or school  secretary to be the informal experts that help both students and teachers remain calm so that days go more smoothly. No education or credentials are needed to be great at using these tools, and all are welcome and encouraged to learn them.


Our trainings are typically for participants age 16 years or older, unless otherwise listed. However, we teach these skills to children as young as 5 years old all of the time. If you are seeking a training that is specifically for kids or teens, contact us and we can help design a class that is right for you.
Do you have to have a high school education to attend a training?

No level of education is required to take this training. It is open to all who are interested.

Where can I find out about upcoming trainings?

To learn about upcoming event, please visit our trainings page. You can also join our mailing list to stay connected and learn more about our work throughout the region.

Do you have a mailing list to let people know about upcoming trainings?

Yes. If you would like to receive updates about our scheduled trainings, please contact us and ask to be added to our mailing list.

Can you do a talk at my agency to see if there is interest in the longer training?

Yes. We can do a 1 to 90-minute introduction to RFR for your agency at little or no cost. Possible cost depends on location and travel.

Can the training be divided across more than two days?

If you are hosting a private training and wish to spread it out over several days, we can work with your organization to find a schedule that meets your needs.

I am unable to attend a training for which I am registered. Are refunds available?
We do offer full registration refunds for cancellations that are received within 30 days of the training. If you need to cancel with less notice, we will be glad to apply your registration fee to a future training within a year of your original training date.
How can I become a trainer?

After attending an initial Reconnect for Resilience™ training, organizations are eligible to host a Resiliency Educator Apprenticeship Program (REAP). The REAP program is designed to support organizations and communities seeking to build their internal training capacity. For more information about REAP, please contact us.

Is this training evidence-based?

Reconnect for Resilience™ is considered an evidence-informed model.

Is any follow-up support available after a training?

Yes. We know that practice is needed to strengthen the neural pathways we create when we learn new tools. That is why we offer monthly community practice groups. Anyone who has attended an RFR training is welcomed and encouraged to join us.

Can this model be used with children?

Yes, this model is appropriate for use with children and has been used in many schools.

Is this training appropriate for use across cultures?

Yes, this training is appropriate across cultures, and our materials have already been adapted to meet the needs of Black and Latinx communities.