Resources for Resilience offers trauma-informed and resiliency-focused support programs that share practical strategies and tools to increase capacity for wellbeing. The programs offered through WCSS as a result of CARES Act funding are a 14-hour Reconnect for Resilience workshop series and one-hour Listening Circles. In the workshop series, adults will learn what happens to their own – and their students’ or children’s – brains and bodies when they are stressed. They will also be given tools to stay healthy, connected, and resilient during tough times. All programs are held virtually.
Interested in this program? Contact Sasha Gomez, System Improvement and Public Engagement Manager, for more information.
Resources for Resilience is funded by the North Carolina Partnership for Children via the CARES Act and administered by Wake County Smart Start.
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