Community Training: Responding to Trauma & Building Resiliency

The foundation hosted a community training titled Responding to Trauma & Building Resiliency on Monday April 30, and Tuesday May 1.

The training focused on The Community Resilience Model © (CRM) that was designed by Elaine Miller Karas to support the creation of trauma informed and resiliency-focused communities, by building common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system. It aims to build resilience in individuals and communities by focusing on how to build skills of well-being. Participants learned six accessible, concrete skills that can be taught to others or used by individuals.

Slides of those presentations are available below.

PBH-4-30-18Trauma Responsive Practices-CRM Slides

PBH-5-1-18 CRM Slides (1)

Here are some follow-up resources.

Websites for school trauma integration:

Helping Traumatized Children Learn from Trauma Sensitive Schools (Massachusetts Advocates for Children) 

The Heart of Teaching and Learning from Washington State 


Peter Levin’s two books: Waking the Tiger: healing Trauma and In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness

Norman Dodge’s books: The Brain Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing

Rick Hanson: Hardwired for Happiness

Bessel van der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score

Robert Scaer: The Body Bears the Burden


ACES Connection- an online community for those interested in learning more about ACES and what people are doing about it in their communities and professions.

Nadine Burke-Harris-TED Talk on ACES

Healing Neen -Tonier Cain’s story about overcoming ACES and finding recovery and healing