Virtual Learning Series
The Science of Trauma and Resilience
Know It Before You Blow It
Presenter: Rick Griffin
One of the paramount lessons we have learned from this current pandemic is the importance of getting the science right. This session focuses on the impact of biology and environment on trauma and resilience. Participants will learn that a better understanding of the science allows us to utilize strategies that effectively address trauma and build resilience.
◆︎Define trauma and resilience from a neuroscience lens
◆︎Apply resilience science to known trauma and everyday life
◆︎Recognizing that resilience is an outcome function of the predicting brain
◆︎Learn the difference between individual resilience and resilience in the context of community
Rick is currently the Director of Training and Curriculum Development for Community Resilience Initiative (CRI), the nation's first community resilience network. Rick holds a Master's degree in Education and uses his education to develop innovative content and to deliver engaging presentations. He speaks to thousands of groups from all over the country and is widely recognized for his work with trauma-informed practices.
As the former Executive Director of a trauma-informed therapeutic residential program for struggling teens, Rick has first-hand experience with developing and implementing strategies and structures that foster resilience. His experience allows him to consult seamlessly with schools, businesses, and community organizations.
Rick continues to be on the leading edge of training design. He has developed several outstanding trauma and resilience-based programs and practices including Racism from a Neurodevelopment Lens, Fostering Resilience in the Family, and Resilient Relationships: The Search for Love, Trust, and Safety. He is currently working on his latest project Purpose Driven Play, a series of games designed to equip individuals with the skills to overcome adversities. Amid all of this, Rick still finds the time for his highest priorities: his faith, his family, and his friends.