Members & guests – free. This program will be presented live via Zoom. To register, scroll down. All attendees will receive an email with the link to join the presentation the day before the event. Note: this is part one of a two-part series. To register for part two, click here.
Come learn the science behind stress and trauma – and proven strategies to manage and move forward!
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) provides a resiliency-informed approach to trauma and toxic stress. It teaches that people are resilient, and people need to learn how skills of well-being can be cultivated and how they can reduce suffering. CRM is both trauma-informed and resiliency-informed care, it invites us to get to know our nervous systems and our internal sensations. CRM is a biological model, and it is based on neurobiology, our brains have an enormous ability to grow and adapt. The concepts of Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis show us that what we pay attention to grows! CRM’s focus is on the biology of the human nervous system.
Participants will learn about toxic stress and trauma, and the body’s natural responses to these stressors. We will learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs), and what they teach us about human capacity for resiliency. CRM is a biological model, and it is based on neurobiology, our brains have an enormous ability to grow and adapt. The concepts of Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis show us that what we pay attention to grows! CRM’s focus is on the biology of the human nervous system. This session will introduce three of the six CRM skills, tracking, resourcing, and help now.
About our presenter: Maureen Burns (she/her/ella) is a Community Health Worker /Promotora de Salud with The HAP Foundation. The HAP Foundation is a nonprofit leader with a refined focus to elevate access to and increase understanding of serious illness and hospice and palliative care through community and clinical education, workforce development, research, and advocacy. Maureen works in and around Chicago, providing free community education and linking patients and loved ones to resources within their community. She has over 15 years of experience working in health care and a Bachelor of Arts degree in community health, culture, and aging. Maureen is currently pursuing her MPH at Northeastern Illinois University. In 2022, Maureen became a certified CRM teacher, through the Trauma Resource Institute (TRI).