Building a Community Resiliency Center
This workshop will introduce a recovery model that addresses the needs of an entire community following mass trauma and tragedy. Trauma informed strategies for assessment, engagement, program development, education and support with very diverse levels of need, through the lens of the lessons learned from the experience in Sandy Hook.
During this workshop Melissa Glaser will help your community devise a plan that encompasses the needs of your entire community that addresses the long-lasting effects of trauma and grief.
Module 1: Identifying affected Communities:
How to define your targeted community. Who is in need of assistance. How do you triage. What is your mission.
Module 2: Defining Trauma & Complicated Grief:
A user friendly understanding of the elements of trauma and grief. How the brain is affected. How the body is affected. What happens to the central nervous system. How an individual’s perspective of the world is forever changed.
Module 3: The Team Approach to Recovery & Resiliency:
The elements of formulating a successful team. The clinical components to an R&R Team. Skills and roles of team members. Best practices in team management. Physical infrastructure. How to partner with the community.
Module 4: Comprehensive Care Coordination:
Implementing a care coordination model for triage, treatment and follow-up. Establishing a trauma friendly protocol. The process; The forms; The data collection.
Module 5: The Politics of Recovery:
Working with a fractured community. Insight and awareness of what you are likely to encounter. Navigating the messy landscape of a devastated community. Including your leaders for successful outcomes.
Module 6: Following the Money:
Financial best practices. How to fund recovery programs. Defining your role in determining how funds are assessed and allocated.
Module 7: Therapies and Programs that Work:
Best practice treatment approaches. The need for a multi-layered approach to treatment. The importance of incorporating mind-body strategies and a holistic treatment system.
Module 8: Individualized vs. Large Scale Programming:
Developing sustainable programs. Providing support and resources for every individual. Educational opportunities for the community to learn about trauma, therapy and wellness. Appropriate and effective programs for targeted groups. Partnering with key community organizations.
Module 9: The importance of Self- Care:
Understanding Vicarious trauma. How to address the needs of the recovery care-givers. Trauma Stewardship. Developing a plan for self-care.
Module 10: Addressing On-going Needs:
Making sense of the data. Reporting to key stakeholders. How to sustain and grow from what you have learned. How to assess for future needs.