The second annual Resilience Week Virginia begins Sunday, May 2, and it’s shaping up to be another transformative and much-needed experience. In the year since the first Resilience Week Virginia, we have continued to endure a global pandemic, racial and economic injustice, and so much grief and loss. At the same time, we have continued to persevere, connect, and care for ourselves and one another. The lessons of trauma and resilience illuminate our individual and collective strengths and the power of vulnerability, as well as our interdependence and complexities. One of the best parts of Resilience Week is that it can be tailored to your individual, organizational, and community needs. Trauma-informed community networks, agencies, and individuals throughout Virginia have put together wide-ranging resources and events, and you can still plan events and engage in experiences of resilience on your own and with others as you feel inspired. The week offers opportunities to pause and reflect, learn and grow, celebrate and share, rest and restore, and so much more.
Visit the Resilience Week website to see a full schedule of daily events, virtual library, social media kit, graphics and handouts with themes for the week, and resources in Spanish. View the proclamation declaring May 2-8, 2021, Resilience Week Virginia on the Governor's website.