Sunday, December 10, 2023

Free resilience training Sept. 15, 16 at NIC

| September 6, 2023 1:00 AM

The Strengthening Families Coalition will provide free "Building Resilience" training at North Idaho College from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept 16.

The goal of the training is to empower attendees with tools to “build resilience” in those they serve. The training is for anyone who works or volunteers directly with people experiencing poverty, homelessness, violence, trauma, resource insecurity, challenging behaviors, substance use disorder and/or mental health disorders. This includes first responders, educators, health care workers, nonprofit volunteers, advocates, church members, board members and agency frontline workers.

The training is divided into two segments: "What Happened/Is Happening,” which will address the adversity individuals have faced or are currently facing to help those in the helping professions to better understand their lived experiences. Topics include poverty, Asset Limited Income Challenge Employed populations, child neglect, adverse childhood experiences and other stressors; and "What’s Strong,” which introduces multiple “helping” languages and strategies with the intention of developing a common language of support within the North Idaho community. Topics include motivational interviewing, trust-based relational intervention, healthy outcomes from positive experiences, protective factors, stewards of children, science of hope, quality case management, trauma stewardship and mindfulness.

The first 130 registrants will receive a free book on a topic presented.


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