By Richard C. Lumb, Ph.D. and Ronald L. Breazeale, Ph.D.
Building Resilience: A Peer Coaching Manual, Assisting Others to Aquire and Sustain Positive Change is now available for purchase at $34.95.
“This manual is premised on the assumption that there is no single most effective model of helping people when conditions, situations, or events occur to upset the balance in life. We know the impact of stress, adversity, and trauma is often left to work itself out. But at what cost? Usually, an event occurs that disrupts normal life and forces the individual to refocus differently in resolving the problem. Finding a path around the obstacles encountered is often too daunting to consider. We need not got it alone when faced with a negative experience, especially when associates are trained to assist us. We can move forward to a return to balance more quickly when we are supported.”
To help you understand the principles and objectives of our training and how it helps to build stronger, more resilient communities and organizations, we have composed the article below. Follow the link below to access the PDF version.
We believe that resilience is key to managing both personal and global stressors. We know that resilience can be learned. We help to build resilient communities; one individual at a time. With your help, we will provide no-cost training to three communities that research indicates would benefit from increased resilience, and, who we believe are in a position to make a significant contribution to building community resilience. Those communities are immigrants, students, and 1st responders. Click the image below to learn more about our target communities.
Tomorrow we launch our Indiegogo Crowdfunding campaign, Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond, in an attempt to raise the funds needed to do just that. Our initial target markets are federal, state and local government, social service, and non-profit programs that serve our target communities. These programs have limited operational budgets and even smaller training budgets with stiff competition for those training dollars. If we are to compete for those funds, we must be able to demonstrate the value of what we have to offer.Continue reading “Crowdfunding Kickoff”
On May 15, 2019, we will embark on a crowdfunding campaign intended to finance six no-cost training sessions to three communities that research indicates would benefit from increased resilience, and, who we feel are in a position to positively impact the quality of our current and future lives. Those communities are immigrants, students, and 1st. Responders.
Children are our future. We all benefit from our future decision-makers becoming more resilient in an era where these Skills & Attitudes have not evolved as naturally as in past generations. Immigrants bring value by way of diversifying our thinking. They can have a stabilizing effect on our economy. We need to focus on what is good in them and help them to manage the adversities that brought them to us. 1st. Responders are our lifelines. They face adversity daily. We need to help them help us by providing Skills & Attitudes and support that will enable them to better manage the trauma that they encounter. Continue reading “Building Resilience in Maine and Beyond: A Crowdfunding Event”
We will kick off our Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign soon. We had hoped to kick off in March 2019, but time passes quickly and we are working to layout our story and document our plan for funding. With the help of Alphonse, our very own videographer, we are creating a new video to promote our campaign and our cause. We’ll post updates as the time draws near.
We are excited to say that we have completed the first presentation of our new Building Resilience Community Training Program. The training was arranged by Agents of Change, of Massachusetts, and hosted by the Tampa Parks & Recreation Department. This was a dynamic group that engaged with the material and readily worked to apply it to their circumstances. We could not have asked for a better first run. They provided lots of good feedback that we will incorporate into future presentations. Continue reading “Building Resilience Community Training Program”