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CRI Trainings Meet Evidence-Based Criteria

Our community-building framework and 21 years’ experience in capacity building is the essence of what created the platform for Paper Tigers. From its beginning, CRI focused on creating a community conversant in ACEs and Resilience, aiming to embed these principles into action through its multiple partners, agencies, and organizations. This focus, shared leadership, learning and reflection on results led to state and national recognition, partly fueled by the power of the story told in the documentary Paper Tigers, which focused on one of the many sectors involved in the CRI movement.

Contributors to CRI’s community-building efforts include:

  •  Juvenile Justice Center
  • Children’s Administration
  • Walla Walla Public Schools
  • Catholic Charities
  • The Health Center
  • Broetje Orchards
  • Vista Hermosa
  • Jubilee Leadership Academy
  • Department of Community Health
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • as well as emerging partnerships with area healthcare providers


Today, CRI focuses on institutionalizing its community learning through trainings, teaching tools, and conferences.


Webinars provide an overview of the ACE study, brain development, and Resilience models, with examples of how Initiative partners have embedded the principles into organizational practice.


Phone consultations are a quick way to stay on top of an issue you may be facing, or to act as a catalyst or sounding board during critical steps.


CRI has given over 700 presentations in the Walla Walla Valley region and nationally on the topics of ACEs, brain research and resilience. Full-day, half-day, and two-hour presentation options are available.

For more information and pricing contact us at or call Rick Griffin at (509) 540-1582.

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