Trauma-informed community networks throughout Virginia are beginning planning for Resilience Week VA 2021, May 2-8. Last year, Governor Ralph Northam signed the first Resilience Week VA proclamation, and there were many wonderful initiatives and events throughout the Commonwealth. Communities and individuals showed up in exciting and innovative ways to creatively celebrate the week in the wake of a global pandemic that shifted the way we are able to engage with one another. Now a year into the pandemic and in the midst of ongoing cultural shifts and reckonings with racial injustice, resilience-building continues to be an important and much-needed focus. Resilience Week Virginia 2021 is an opportunity to come together and acknowledge the grief and trauma of the past year while celebrating the resilience and hope that will carry us into the future.
Greater Richmond SCAN, the backbone agency of the Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network, hosts and maintains the Resilience Week website. Resources and news from last year's inaugural celebration can be found on the website, and new updates will be made as the week takes shape across Virginia.