The Power of the Collective: Overcoming Adversities Together Through the Community Resiliency Model

By Melody Mann, CEI Intern The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) is an evidence based practice that focuses on training community members to help one another as a collective in their wider social networks. This skill-based stabilization program helps people understand how to realign the natural balance of their nervous system (Trauma Resource Institute, 2020). CRM
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Building Community Resilience: Healthcare workers and Educators Addressing and Reducing Trauma (HEART) Collective

By Taylor Bryan Turner, SAMHSA Region One Assistant Regional Administrator, and Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support The collective trauma we are enduring with the COVID-19 pandemic, persistent racial injustice, and violence in our nation’s capital and around the country, has led communities to come together to address youth and family mental
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Advocating for Community Wellness: Empowering Student, Family, and Educator Voice

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support, and Ingrid Padgett, CEI Director of Communications and Development Who knows better what a school community needs to thrive than the students, families, and educators who serve them? Often, policies, procedures, and important decisions are crafted by administrators at the district, state, and federal level,
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Featured Fellow: Providence’s District Coordinator for Project AWARE Amy Messenger Discusses the Importance of Community Wellness

By Jenna Wyman, CEI Intern Providence, Rhode Island School District’s Amy Messenger has always felt the drive to support others. Starting with volunteer work in high school and college, eventually working professionally as a social worker and in foster care, she is an individual who truly personifies the values of community wellness. Through these early
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