Stirred by Covid19 – 1

I hope this post finds you all well and snuggled into your homes as directed. Covid19 has hit the world like nothing I’ve seen in my lifetime and has stirred many thoughts and feelings for each of us.  It has raised fear and anxiety to new heights.

We will begin sharing some of our thoughts and feelings here as a means of connecting and communicating on what feels like the new normal. Some have been previously posted to our Facebook page, some posted to In the Face of Adversity at Psychology Today online., and some will come from our colleagues and guest bloggers.  We welcome your feedback at info@building-resilience.com. -Charlene Fernald Moynihan

Flowering bushes pelted by driving rain with two flowers in the foreground, in a puddle on the pavement.

Lessons on Resilience

“What’s the latest?” and “It could have been worse.” They seem like two small statements. But for me, they carry a huge message. Continue reading “Stirred by Covid19 – 1”

Common Ground: Bridging Police and Community Collaboration

Large group standing beneath the back of a billboard with fists raised in solidarity with the speaker.

Communities must work together to become resilient. Please enjoy this piece from our Guest Blogger: Richard C. Lumb, Ph. D.

As loud voices erupt to demand their particular agenda, the focus of disruption is often against police.  Remove the effectiveness of police and social chaos emerges.  Dampen the courage of leaders in support of order and chaos occurs.  Active or tacit refusal to demand social order for the substantial majority of citizens has the effect of emboldening the aberrant behaviors.  Peaceful protest, making a convincing argument and seeking collaborative change disappears to be replaced with chaos, and the effect on many is an unnecessary fear. Continue reading “Common Ground: Bridging Police and Community Collaboration”