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Overview of the Community Resiliency Model, used worldwide to help trauma survivors re-regulate their central nervous system, offered in two, free 90-minute webinars.


Elaine Miller Karas, key creator of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM), will be joined by CRM trainers from Wilmington, NC,  Allison Wine, behavioral specialist, and Kelly Purcell, instructional coach and multi-tiered support specialist for this free, two-part training. 

Register now for two, FREE 90-minute sessions  
May 7 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST
May 14 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST

(The complete overview requires attendance at both sessions. Registration link below registers you for both webinars.)

Elaine Miller Karas

Elaine Miller Karas, founder of the Trauma Resources Institute and one of the key creators of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM), an ACEs science-based biological model for helping individuals become emotionally regulated during natural disasters and other dysregulating times, is offering a free, three-hour overview of the model in May. 

Kelly Purcell

Karas will be joined by CRM community trainers Kelly Purcell, an instructional coach and multi-tiered support coordinator at a Title One elementary school in Wilmington, NC, and Allison Wine, a pre-K behavioral specialist for 41 classrooms in the New Hanover County, NC, early childhood education program. 

Allison Wine

The overview, which offers information and tools you can use immediately to help re-regulate your central nervous system (and share with your family members) is being offered to members of ACEs Connection as well as to members of the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) in two 90-minute sessions on concurrent Thursdays, May 7 and May 14. Both days the session begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 12:30 p.m. EST. 

The link for registration for both sessions follows. The sessions will be recorded and available on the ACEs Connection YouTube channel following the webinars. Dan Press  

"Elaine Miller Karas is recognized worldwide for her groundbreaking work, and we appreciate her offering this overview, with tools and resources people can use right now in the midst of the COVID 19 Pandemic, to help themselves and others. She will also help us understand more about the importance and benefits of our making this kind of training available to the community at large," said Dan Press, founder of CTIPP.

Mebane Boyd, executive director of the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force, in Wilmington, NC, has seen positive results from her community’s investment in training people from across all sectors in the CRM model.

Mebane Boyd

“Over 1,000 individuals in our county have received training in the Community Resiliency Model. Investments have been made to teach how to first recognize one’s own biological responses to stress and then skills to bring one back into their ‘Resilient Zone.’ This zone is where individuals can function as their best self despite the stress and trauma responses that their nervous system exhibits. From teachers to social workers to first responders who have received resiliency training, we are hearing about the benefits of how this is paying off not only in reducing their own trauma, but their increased awareness of the needs of their co-workers and family members,” said Boyd. 

To register in advance for the webinars on both May 7 and May 14th from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST, please click the link below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars.

It is preferable that people who plan to attend both webinars register, however, one may register for both and if missing one or the other webinar is unavoidable, the webinars will be posted on the ACEs Connection YouTube channel for later viewing. 

Questions about the webinars can be directed to Carey Sipp, ACEs Connection SE Regional Community Facilitator, at


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  • Elaine Miller Karas: Founder, Trauma Resource Institute
  • Kelly Purcell: Instructional coach and multi-tiered support coordinator
  • Allison Wine: Pre-K behavioral specialist
  • Dan Press: Pro bono attorney; founder Campaign for Trauma Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP)
  • Mebane Boyd: Executive director, New Hanover Resiliency Task Force

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