What is Trauma Informed Care?
I am dedicated to combating the devastating effects of childhood trauma through education, training, consultation and advocacy.
Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone.
Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means "bouncing back" from difficult experiences.
Research has shown that resilience is ordinary, not extraordinary. People commonly demonstrate resilience.
Being resilient does not mean that a person does not experience difficulty or distress. Emotional pain and sadness are common in people who have suffered major adversity or trauma in their lives. In fact, the road to resilience is likely to involve considerable emotional distress.
Developing resilience is a personal journey. People do not all react the same to traumatic and stressful life events. An approach to building resilience that works for one person might not work for another. People use varying strategies.
- LeRoy, A.S., Boomgaard, S.L. Empathy in Isolation: Lived Experiences of Teachers of Refugee Children. Integr. psych. behav. (2019) doi:10.1007/s12124-019-09508-0 link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12124-019-09508-0
- Check out my article for the Starr Global Learning Network starr.org/category/articles/
- Curriculum Vitae