News from Building Resilience: 04/26/18

Civil Servant v.3 – Now Available:

Making an honest living in service of others is an admirable goal. It’s a love of people and a willingness to work with them to build a better world.  But it’s not always easy. Many issues, beyond your control, can stand between you and person you hope to serve: language barriers, mental illness, cognitive disability, lack of transportation, faulty computer systems, inadequate budgets and ever-changing bureaucrats. There are more but you understand, right? In an ideal world, these things would not stand in the way. But that’s not where we live and we must be realistic if we are to remain in this role.

Use this deck to relieve your work-related stress by working through the scenarios to practice applying the Skills & Attitudes of resilience. It can be used to train and introduce new employees to the realities of service. Use it at staff meetings to connect/communicate with your peers and problem solve stressful issues.

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Since response to challenges varies from one individual to the next, we will remove the asterisks  that indicate suggested Skills & Attitudes from the back of the cards. Its really up to you, your coach and/or teacher to decide which and how to apply the Skills & Attitudes appropriate to each challenge. We hope that this leads you to more in-depth discussion and creative problem- solving.

Southern Maine Resilience Task Force:

Meets today from 4-5:50 p.m. at Hope Gateway Church, 509 Forest Avenue, Portland ME 04101.

 

Southern Maine Resilience Task Force

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Resilience is about more than strengthening our infrastructure, stabilizing our environment and emergency preparedness. It’s about building individual and community resilience.

We are creatures of habit. The more we practice a skill the better we become at using it. Attitudes are a settled way of thinking that reflects in our behavior. Individual and community resilience comes with a change in attitude from helplessness and pessimism to self-confidence and optimism and a good set of strategies in our toolboxes. Practice applying new Skills & Attitudes to everyday challenges successfully is how we get to self-confidence and optimism. Continue reading “Southern Maine Resilience Task Force”