Community-wide Resilience Building Framework

How do we create a community-wide response to trauma? Our research tells us individual resilience is certainly important, but without a community focus on resilience across all domains in which we live our lives, individual resilience may be challenged. We offer a toolkit, framework and logic model to help build a plan for your community.

Trainer Courses

For those with a desire to build an internal team and train others within an organization utilizing the CRI materials, our Train the Trainer offers that opportunity. CRI offers a two-day Train the Trainer course for Course 1 and 2, and a three-day Train the Trainer course for Course 3. Our comprehensive training will give you the knowledge and experience to be a competent instructor.

Customized Trainings and Coaching Support

CRI will customize our material to fit your individual, agency or community need. We know every journey is unique, and we can help structure your learning based on whatever your starting point is on the spectrum of shifting the culture from trauma-focused to resilience-building.

Training Course Offerings

Course 1

Trauma Informed

Course 1 introduces CRI’s capacity-building framework for building resilience, KISS. Knowledge, Insight, Strategies and Structure describes our community’s learning and movement from theory to practice and how to implement evidence-based strategies into action. The training includes three groups of topics:  the NEAR sciences, a cluster of emerging scientific findings in the fields of Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACE Study, and Resilience; Brain States, the critical transition from Knowledge to Insight; and ROLES, CRI’s signature training on Recognize, Observe, Label, Elect and Solve, core strategies that take us below the tip of the proverbial iceberg. 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.

Course 2

Trauma Supportive

A dynamic 2 part six-hour LIVE WEBINAR course will help to transform your organization, classroom, or family through resilience-based strategies. Using trauma-informed principles, the course teaches individuals to systematically create the positive environment that is essential to lasting success.

Attendees will learn more than 30 strategies and promising approach utilized by some of the nation’s finest trauma-informed practitioners. This will include strategies to:

  • Build a positive culture in the classroom, office, or the family
  • Foster resilience through affirming communication
  • Create effective regulation skills
  • Deliver compassionate and empowering discipline
  • Teach others about their own trauma and stress response
  • Develop trauma-informed conflict resolution skills

 

*Attendees for Course 2 must have taken CRI’s Course 1.

Course 3

Trauma Practitioners

Neuroscience provides a new lens through which to view challenging and disruptive behavior. This information helps us to respond more compassionately and effectively to individuals that use adaptive strategies to cope with their experiences. Being true to CRI’s K.I.S.S. framework, we believe that dealing more effectively with these individuals requires, first and foremost, the knowledge and insight into why they behave as they do. Once that it is achieved, then we employ strategies based on that knowledge and insight. This course is about those compassionate and effective intervention strategies for challenging behavior. During this four-part training for trauma practitioners, participants will learn the foundation of the trauma- informed approach to understanding and helping individuals with behavioral challenges. Challenging behavior has traditionally been thought of as willful and goal oriented which has led to approaches that focus on motivating better behavior using reward and punishment programs. If you’ve tried these strategies and they haven’t worked, this course is for you! Research over the past 30 years demonstrates that a lack of crucial thinking skills results in challenging and disruptive behavior. CRI’s Course 3 focuses on helping to teach the skills these individuals lack while resolving the problems that tend to precipitate challenging behavior.


*Attendees for Course 3 must have taken CRI’s Course 1.

Train the Trainer Courses & Workshop

Course 1

Trauma Informed Training of Trainers

Trauma-Informed Training for Trainers is a course that prepares individuals to conduct CRI’s Trauma-Informed Certification Program, Course 1 in his or her organization or agency. Attendees will learn to deliver material consistent with relevant research. They will receive training tips to present everything from the N.E.A.R. Sciences, Brain States, and CRI’s signature R.O.L.E.S. Training; a research-based approach to responding to trauma. This acclaimed training for trainers also introduces individuals to ECTcellence, a trauma-informed instructional framework to effectively and efficiently facilitate the learning process.  

*Attendees for Course 1 Trauma-Informed Training of Trainers must have taken CRI’s Course 1.

Course 2

Trauma Supportive Training of Trainers

Trauma-Supportive: Course 2 Training for Trainers is a 4-part course that prepares individuals to conduct CRI’s Trauma-Supportive: Course 2 in his/her/their organization or agency. Attendees will learn to deliver material consistent with relevant science regarding resilience-based practices with universal application. They will receive training on how to use promising approaches to develop strategies to:

  • Build a positive culture in the classroom, office, or the family
  • Foster resilience through affirming communication
  • Create effective regulation skills
  • Deliver compassionate and empowering discipline
  • Teach others about their own trauma and stress response
  • Develop trauma-informed conflict resolution skills

This acclaimed training for trainers also introduces individuals to Trauma-Informed Facilitation. Trauma-Informed Facilitation is a powerful tool for trainers that helps to allow everyone in a learning environment to feel safe enough to engage with the material, the facilitator, and other learners in the group.

*Attendees for Course 2 Trauma Supportive Training of Trainers must have taken CRI’s Course 1 and 2.

Workshop

Blueprint for Framing YOUR Community Initiative

This two-day hands-on workshop will help participants frame their own community initiatives, whereby community may be anything from a small group to a large organization. The workshop is not meant to create a fully fleshed work plan, as each community is different. Instead, participants will elevate questions and concepts of individual resilience to a community-wide level. They will examine their communities from the perspective of social determinants of health. Who in the community is present at the table to identify the risk factors present? Who makes the decisions, and who is at the receiving end? Are participants’ ideas of what needs to change in a community based on a limited personal scope of vision, or are they aligned with the views of those affected by the outcomes?

Communities are living systems, which is why linear approaches to addressing adversities often do not bring the desired results. This workshop uses the salmon cycle as a living systems model. As an indicator species, salmon teaches us a lot about survival, about safety and connection. This workshop’s goal is to provide a foundation and nourishing framework for enriching our communities now and in the future.

*Attendees for the Workshop must have taken CRI’s Course 1.