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Welcome to the Resilient Lehigh Valley Community!

Resilient LV is a cross-sector coalition dedicated to creating a trauma informed and resilient Lehigh Valley by:

  • Providing trauma awareness and trauma-informed practices training to any and all interested agencies and community groups.
  • Creating a community awareness campaign to raise awareness of trauma, its impact on brain development and tips on building resilience.
  • Sharing best practices in trauma-informed care and resiliency-building strategies
  • Advocating for trauma-informed legislation, policies and funding streams with our state legislature.

And aligning existing resources and securing new resources to provide more resiliency. to help make the Lehigh Valley a place where educators, law enforcement, and health providers are trauma-informed, so that our residents can be more successful, safer and healthier.

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Supporting Emotional Recognition & Regulation

Eighteen months ago, sudden school closures left students throughout the Lehigh Valley struggling with previously unimaginable challenges. Covid-19 stole their classrooms, in-person relationships with teachers, and crucial social skill learning time with their peers, leaving an unprecedented traumatic experience in its wake. Additionally, more than 140,000 children in the U.S. lost a primary or secondary caregiver in a pandemic-associated death, further traumatizing many. To help students...

The Hidden Biases of Good People: Implicit Bias Awareness Training

The Dibble Institute is pleased to present an introductory webinar by Rev. Dr. Bryant T. Marks Sr. of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity , which will provide foundational information on implicit bias. It will focus at the individual level and discuss how implicit bias affects everyone. Strategies to reduce or manage implicit bias will be discussed. Broadly speaking, group-based bias involves varying degrees of stereotyping (exaggerated beliefs about others), prejudice...

Resilient Lehigh Valley Virtual Lunch & Learn

Please join Resilient Lehigh Valley for a virtual lunch and learn featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Shawn Ginwright. Dr. Ginwright will be presenting on healing-centered relationship building with youth of color. Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Virtual Register Now! Dr. Shawn Ginwright is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flourish Agenda, Inc. , a national nonprofit consulting firm, whose mission is to design strategies that unlock the power of healing and engage youth of...

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