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Managing Stress and Trauma with the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Part Two of Two

Wednesday, December 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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 two of a two-part series. To register for part one, 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 about empowerment, it teaches that regardless of our external stressors, we can develop skills that help us widen our resiliency zone, which is the zone where we can show up as our best selves.

There are common human reactions to stressful/traumatic events that affect the mind, body, and spirit. CRM helps individuals learn to read their nervous system to return to their zone of well being, called the Resilient Zone through the use of simple wellness skills. Participants will learn about how trauma impacts implicit and explicit memory. We will introduce the final three skills, grounding, gesturing, and shift & stay.

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).


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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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