Teaching a Young Person to become more “Resilient”

Teaching a Young Person to become more “Resilient” – The Community Resiliency Model:

The Community Resiliency Model® trains community members to not only help themselves, but to help others within their wider social network. The primary focus of CRM is to educate individuals and communities about trauma as well as teach simple wellness skills, which can help re-set and stabilize the nervous system. Through CRM, individuals learn to read sensations connected to their own well-being, which TRI calls the “Resilient Zone”. CRM’s goal is to help to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-informed and focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system and how resiliency can be restored or increased using this skills-based approach.
When a person begins to manage their own capacity for well-being, they can be at their very best in mind, body and spirit. Individuals not only tend to have more compassion for themselves but for others while in their Resilient Zone. The skills learned can be shared with individuals across the lifespan.

Resiliency is described as an individual’s and community’s ability to identify and use individual and collective strengths in living fully in the present moment, and to thrive while managing the activities of daily living.

What you will learn?:

  • Simple biologically based skills, based upon current science and the mind and body in order to to help children and adults return to balance in body, mind and spirit.
  • To educate about common worldwide reactions resulting from individual or communal traumas such as poverty, civil war, family violence, natural and human-made disasters.
  • To create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-informed” individuals and communities.
  • To help people understand the common reactions after traumatic experiences are more about our biology rather than mental weakness.
  • The six-wellness skills of the Community Resiliency Model to help yourself and others.


Where? Young Hearts & Minds Event – Waterfront Hall

When ? Thursday 28th June – 1520 – 1620

Cost ? £48 – 2 Days / £35 – 1 Day


Click here for the full schedule of talks

A little bit about the speaker!

 Elaine Miller-Karas is the executive director and co-founder of the Trauma Resource Institute.  Ms. Miller-Karas has 30 years experience in health education, teaching, social work and advocacy.  She has co-created the Trauma Resiliency Model® (TRM) and the Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) and its adaptations for active duty military and veterans.  She has shepherded the Trauma Resource Institute since its birth in 2006 into a worldwide organization, bringing resiliency skills to the underserved.  Ms. Miller-Karas, because of her social entrepreneurship, was invited to the International Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  She has presented at major conferences including the Skoll World Forum, the Transformational Resilience Coalition, the Annual Conference on Global Affairs at the University of Colorado, ISTSS and the Psychotherapy Networker.  She authored a chapter in the book, “To the Rescue: Stories of Healthcare Workers at the Scenes of Disaster” and her book “Building Trauma Resilience, the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models”, was published by Routledge in March of 2015.

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