The Resilience Effect™: Understanding Adversity and Building on Resilience (The Basics) (Aug 25)

Aug 25, 2022 10:00am -
Aug 25, 2022 02:00pm

Event Description

The Resilience Effect™:

Understanding Adversity and Building on Resilience (The Basics)

4 CE Hours

Course Description

70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives, 223.4 million people. Adverse Childhood Studies show that many of these traumas occur before age 18 and result in disrupted brain development, adoption of at risk health behaviors, and increases the risk for disease, disability and social problems in children and adults, including developing physical and mental illness. The Center of Disease Control recognizes this epidemic requires a public health response at a national level, state and local level. Evidence has shown that by implementing trauma informed practices within all human service systems impacting youth, adults and their families, individuals are empowered to build their resilience and enhance their overall health and well being.

Trauma informed care asks all human service professionals to realize the widespread impact of trauma, recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma, and respond by integrating trauma informed knowledge into all policies, procedures and practices while actively resist re-traumatizing the youth, families and adults we serve.

In response to this national public health issue, your community is working towards building a trauma informed youth, family and adult service systems.

“A trauma informed [human service] system is one in which all parties involved recognize and respond to the varying impact of traumatic stress on children, adults, their caregivers, providers of service and others who have contact with the system. Programs and organizations within the system infuse this knowledge awareness and skills into their organizational cultures, policies and practices. They act in collaboration, using the best available science to facilitate and support resiliency and recovery.” (adapted from Hendricks, Conradi, & Wilson, 2011, p.189)

One of the first steps in building trauma and resiliency informed communities, is assuring a trauma and resiliency informed educational foundation for all our human service leaders, professionals, community partners, parents, caregivers, and youth. In a trauma and resilience informed 360 approach, anyone invested in improving the well-being of our communities needs to understand the basic principles of the impact of trauma and the responsibility we all hold in building individual and community resilience.


The Resilience Effect: Understanding Adversity and Building on Resilience Course Provides participants with an understanding and skill base in the five (5) following areas:

  1. Understanding Trauma – The Most Basic Public Health Issue: Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as well as other types of trauma and their impact on youth and adults’ overall wellbeing
  2. Trauma’s Impact on the Brain: Practice utilizing Dr. Daniel Sigel’s Upstairs/Downstairs brain model, build basic skills anyone can use to connect and redirect someone in a heightened state of stress
  3. Trauma’s Impact on At-Risk Health Behaviors: Assure you respond to the person’s NEED, not react to their BEHAVIOR
  4. Building Individual Resilience with Every Day Action: Promote Self-Regulation, Positive Self-Identity, and Co-Regulation Skills in others’ lives and our own
  5. Building Community Resilience: Understanding the Virtuous Cycle, Building and Engaging in Trauma Informed Community Networks, the power of Collective Impact Models of Resilience and how they improve our communities health outcomes

Upon completion of this course attendees will earn 4 Category I Contact Hours.



  • Arrival time is 9:50am; Training is 10:00am - 2:00pm EST
  • This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.



Dr. Allison Jackson-Dyer LCSW, CSOTP

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

$160 value
NASW Member    $60
Non-Member       $99



This is a live virtual training. A link will be sent to registrants the day prior to the training.


Registration deadline: August 23, 2022



If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200
Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.



Individuals who require assistance under the ADA for participation in this training should contact NASW-VA at least 30 days prior to the start of the training.  Please call the Chapter office at 804.204.1339 to discuss your needs or any concerns with a member of the staff.  


Children under the age of 18 are not permitted into any NASWVA sponsored trainings or events, without prior written consent by the chapter. For special situations and/or circumstances, please call or email the chapter office.    

Event Type:Training
Early registration ends on Jul 27, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Jul 28, 2022 and ends on Aug 23, 2022.
Late registration starts on Aug 24, 2022.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 4 CE Hours
Member Fee: $60.00$60.00$60.00
Non-Member Fee: $99.00$99.00$99.00