The Resilience Effectâ„¢: Understanding Adversity and Building on Resilience (The Basics) - Sept 9

Sep 09, 2021 10:00am -
Sep 09, 2021 01:30pm

Event Description

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

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 increased risk for disease, disability and social problems in children and adults, including developing physical and mental illness. The Centers for Disease Control recognizes this epidemic requires a public health response at a national, 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 resisting re-traumatizing the youth, families and adults we serve.


In response to this national public health issue, your community is working towards building 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


  1. Trauma’s Impact on the Brain: Practice utilizing Dr. Sigel’s Upstairs/Downstairs brain model and Dr. Barret’s Body Budget model, build basic skills anyone can use to increase connection with others and understand what emotions are trying to us so we can be more present in our everyday lives


  1. Trauma’s Impact on At-Risk Health Behaviors: Assure you respond to the person’s NEED, not react to their BEHAVIOR


  1. Building Individual Resilience with Every Day Action: Promote self-calming skills, positive self-worth, and relationship building skills in others’ lives and our own


  1. Building Community Resilience: Understanding the Virtuous Cycle of Health, Building and Engaging in Trauma Informed Community Networks (TICNs) in Virginia, the power of resilience oriented Collective Impact Models and how they improve our communities’ health outcomes



Note: This course is designed towards audiences who have any interaction with persons known or not known to have mental health challenges or diagnoses. No prior knowledge of trauma is required for this course and non-clinical personnel have found great benefit from this course.



Instructor: Dr. Allison Jackson is CEO of Integration Solutions, Inc., a company that provides consultation services, educational programs, and technical assistance to human service organizations and integrated healthcare systems. Specializing in trauma-informed care and training people that resilience is possible when proper information and support is given, her company helps institutions further their practices as they guide people toward healing and recovery. Raised in Richmond, Va., Dr. Jackson has provided leadership development services via behavioral health, education, child welfare, and criminal justice systems for more than 20 years. See her full biography here and watch her TED talk at



Attendees will earn 3 Category I Contact Hours.


Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member    $50
Non-Member       $72






This is a live virtual training. Registrants will be sent the link to join the day before the training. 




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 01, 2021.
Regular registration starts on Jul 02, 2021 and ends on Sep 07, 2021.
Late registration starts on Sep 08, 2021.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 3 CE Hours
Member Fee: $50.00$50.00$50.00
Non-Member Fee: $72.00$72.00$72.00