Overview: The Community Resilience Model offers participants a set of practical strategies to promote wellbeing in the face of ongoing stress or adversity. Simple, easy to understand tools are designed to support people of any age, education, or background. In this one day workshop, participants learn about the neuroscience of stress and trauma. Developed as a response to the public health crisis of Adverse Childhood Experiences, the Community Resilience Model provides simple tools for self-care. Through demonstrations and group practice, participants learn to apply resiliency tools to: reset the nervous system after it has been thrown out of balance by stress and trauma; bounce back to their best selves; and support their family and community with a clear mind and balanced nervous system.
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About the facilitators:
Rachel Galanter (MPH, Maternal and Child Health), Exchange Family Center’s Executive Director, is an NC Parenting Education Network certified Parenting Educator with over 25 years of experience with children, youth, and families. She uses Motivational Interviewing, Anger Management and Bio-feedback to help families address the stress and emotional issues that can be barriers to making change. A member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), she provides training and coaching to professionals on parent engagement, coaching, and cultural awareness. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina awarded her the Donna J Stone award in 2013 for going above and beyond to support families in their efforts to provide their children with the safe, stable, nurturing environments they need if they are going to be successful.
Joanne F. Pierce, MPH has broad experience working in health and human services, local and state government, as well as public and private sectors spanning twenty years. Joanne currently serves as Deputy Director with the Durham County Department of Public Health overseeing clinical services, administrative operations, and leading the County enterprise’s efforts to advance equity through racial and social justice principles and practices. Joanne has led two state offices of minority health as Executive Director with the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities in North Carolina and as Director with the Texas Office of Minority Health in the Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities. Her leadership ensured that priorities, policies, and initiatives were addressed in a systemic way on a statewide basis.
Catherine Williamson-Hardy, MPA has over 25 years of experience in the human services field. After serving five years as the Assistant Director of Customer Accountability and Talent Development at Durham County Department of Social Services (DSS), in 2018 she was named Deputy Director. In addition, to Catherine’s human services experience she has spent a considerable amount of time in the training room conducting workshops and trainings.