Community Resiliency Model
Community Resiliency Model is a part of Prevention.
The Community Resiliency Model™ (CRM) of the Trauma Resource Institute trains community members to not only help themselves but to help others within their wider social network.
The primary focus of this skills-based, stabilization program is to re-set the natural balance of the nervous system. CRM skills help individuals understand their nervous system and learn to read sensations connected to their own well-being, which CRM calls the “Resilient Zone”.
CRM’s goal is to help to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-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.
Goals of CRM™
- To learn simple biologically based skills, based upon current neuroscience, to help individuals get back into balance in body, mind and spirit.
- To educate about common reactions resulting from individual or communal traumas/stresses such as poverty, racism and family violence.
- To reduce common human reactions related to stressful/traumatic experiences.
- To shift perceptions that reactions are biological rather than mental weakness in order to reduce shame and increase hope.
- To encourage individuals to integrate wellness skills into their daily life.