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Free Therapy in Wilmington

From the Website: Free Treatment in Wilmington, NC We are proud to offer no-cost intensive trauma-focused therapy to people who reside in the Wilmington area, with a primary focus on high school and middle school students. We understand how much a student’s life struggles can affect their studies. Trauma and loss can cause school under-performance as well as behavioral issues such as class disruption, aggression, and isolation. We help troubled students put their trauma behind them and move...

CRM Workshops for YWCA for Youth and Foster Grandparents

The Healthy Blue Initiative supported a 3 series CRM workshops for the Grandparents Support Network (GSN) at the YWCA providing the biology-based wellness skills for grandparents and youth. The series consisted of: First session: An introduction to the Community Resiliency Model for grandparents to learn the skills and be able to use them for themselves and their well-being as well as have a common language to use with their grandchildren. Second session: The children/youth learned the key...

How to Help Survivors of Extreme Climate Events (psychologytoday.com)

By Elaine Miller-Karas MSW, LCSW Building Resiliency to Trauma Psychology Today, September 30, 2022 Mental health can suffer after extreme climate events. KEY POINTS Mental health conditions exacerbated by natural disasters include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. After a disaster, the number of people needing assistance from the mental health systems strains or exceeds community capacity. There are simple strategies helpers can use to help survivors restore...

The True Power of Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Skills for Foster Youth/Families

In 2020 when I first started working with Coastal Horizons, my co-worker Amy talked about the CRM Trainings she was giving. At that point I was new and wanted to learn more about it so I went to my first 8 hour CRM training. Little did I know this training would become a new way of communicating with the children in my home. See I am a single kinship/foster/adoptive/birth mother to at least four children, all of which have experience a great deal of trauma. At first I started by using the...

Healthy Blue pilots innovative collaboration to improve health of foster care community in six NC PACEs Connection “Coop” communities

For the last eight months the Medicaid plan provider has engaged community resiliency-building experts and organizers to help children, families, and caseworkers in the state’s foster care program to boost resilience and better manage stress. The innovative project is called the Healthy Blue Initiative . “We all know kids in foster care have higher rates of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) than most children. They are often in foster care due to loss of a parent from death, illness —...

Cape Fear Community Racial and Health Equity Summits

Our 2nd annual Summit will be held on September 16, 17, and 18 at Sokoto House at 1219 Dawson St. This event is free to attend in-person or via Zoom, but sign-up registration for sessions is required. Attend at least one live presentation and get access to recordings of every session on Sokoto House Academy, our learning management system. Click for more details about the Racial Equity and Health Summit .

Coastal Coalition for Substance Awareness and Prevention Providing Trauma Informed Policing Training

The Coastal Coalition for Substance Awareness & Prevention (CCSAP) of New Bern, North Carolina is proud to offer an in-person day of trauma-informed training to members of law enforcement facilitated by national subject matter expert, Becky Haas. This event for members of law enforcement is free of charge, however registration is required. A certificate of attendance with contact hours will be provided. Trauma-Informed Police Training: Law enforcement professionals have a history of...

Wilmington Central Rotary is helping to make New Hanover County a Resilient and Compassionate Community

As part of a 4th annual drive, The Wilmington Central Rotary, which includes Resiliency Task Force members, collected over 250 purses for unsheltered women in our community. The purses were filled with personal items to make the gift even more special! This week, agencies were invited to pick up the purses for the women they serve. Please take a moment to check out the story from WWAY3 and you will find quotes from our very own New Hanover County Resiliency Task Force Steering Committee...

LINK-UP Event with SaySo

LINK-UP Saturday, August 6th 9:30am-3:30pm 1939 Independence Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28403. LINK-Up is a one-day event that provides youth, ages 13-16, with an opportunity to build friendships and participate in workshops based on 2 of the 8 LINKS outcomes! The day will include information on Safe and Stable Place to Live and Academic/ Vocational Education Goals. There will also be O-LINK-Pic games, lunch, and door prizes! All materials will be provided, and youth participants will receive end...

Updates! The NC Healthy and Resilient Communities Initiative!

The NC Healthy and Resilient Communities Initiative leverages Smart Start’s deep roots in local communities across North Carolina and honors the powerful work of local ACEs and resilience collaboratives. In collaboration with state and local partners, the initiative fosters a common understanding and shared approach for local collaboratives to support the health and well-being of children, families, and community members across the lifespan in North Carolina—in a way that broadens the...

July Monthly Meeting

On Tuesday, July 26 at their monthly meeting the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force had 48 people in attendance. New Hanover County Representative spoke and shared information about Community Health Identified Priorities. Then the founder of Journey to Heal Ministries, Crystal Sutherland, spoke about the work they are doing to fulfill their mission. "We endeavor to help survivors heal from past sexual trauma by leading them to hope in Jesus Christ, through support , education , and community...

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