Welcome to the Children's Resilience Initiative group! Our team's goal is to share material and generate conversation as we strive to learn from each other in our collective efforts to "grow" the Resilience movement!
Many of you took the time to travel to Walla Walla to participate in our June 28-29 conference, Beyond Paper Tigers Conference. We were humbled by the response to our first ever conference! We hope you left with new strategies, ideas and energy for this work; we certainly learned from all of you too!
We will be posting several stories from the conference, and additional material that we hope you'll find helpful. For those who did not attend the conference, attached are the opening comments that framed the conference. We had recently asked ourselves about the language we use in our work, and how important it is to find the words that welcome and unite us, as human beings from so many different experiences and journeys but ultimately connected by those experiences at the core. We felt "The Heart of the Matter" expressed that, and the image we used felt welcoming, inclusive and connecting. Watch for a blog that details that development more fully!
Thank you for participating with us!
Teri Barila, CRI