Community Resilience Initiative


Northeast Tri County Health District is excited to offer a FREE trauma-informed training series in partnership with Community Resilience Initiative and Strengthening Families Locally.  

Why is becoming trauma-informed important?
Studies have shown that experiencing trauma is prevalent and common, especially in childhood. In a landmark study conducted by the CDC and Kaiser Permanente, about 61% of adults surveyed reported that they had experienced at least one type of traumatic experience, and nearly 1 in 6 reported they had experienced four or more types before the age of 18. Childhood trauma, also referred to as ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences) can have lasting negative health and well-being outcomes. Repetitive exposure to ACE’s and trauma can also cause toxic stress, which can change brain development and affect things such as attention, decision-making, learning, and behavior. Childhood trauma can also affect a person’s ability to regulate their emotions, maintain healthy and positive relationships with others, and abstain from risky behaviors such as drug use, crime, and domestic violence in youth and in adulthood. However, ACE’s and trauma are preventable. By helping families and those around us to create safe and stable relationships and environments, and to identify and address their own personal trauma, we can lessen and prevent the negative impacts of trauma. The first step is to come together as a community to create a caring and safe environment for all, and to begin to heal our community from within through education, prevention, and intervention.

Course 1: Trauma-Informed Certification (ON-DEMAND)

This dynamic self-paced, six-part training course introduces you to Community Resilience Initiative's framework for building resilience, KISS. Knowledge, Insight, Strategies, and Structures describe our learning from theory to practice and how to implement strategies into action. This course includes three groups of topics: the NEAR sciences, a cluster of emerging scientific findings in the fields of Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACE Studies, and Resilience; Beneath Behavior, which uses the knowledge of brain networks to gain insight into the factors that drive behavior; and R.O.L.E.S., CRI's signature strategy to responding to trauma. The key objective is to provide information about identifying and responding to trauma with evidence-based resilience strategies when working with an audience whose trauma history may not be known. 

To register for Course 1: Trauma-Informed Certification (ON-DEMAND), complete the online registration form.

Once registered you can expect a welcome email in the coming weeks with more information.

Contact the event facilitator with any questions.  

Visit the Community Resilience Initiative website to learn more.