FBSMV has partnered with the Trauma Resource Institute in bringing the Community Resiliency Model® to Santa Barbara County. This set of six wellness skills that help bring the nervous system back into balance. The skills are easy to learn are for everyone. FBSMV Executive Director, Edwin Weaver, is senior faculty for the Trauma Resource Institute and a teacher in the Community Resiliency Model®. The FBSMV has seven CRM teachers who can teach the model in English and Spanish.
The Community Resiliency Model® has been taught to Teachers, Nurses, Counselors, Administrators, Police Officers, Children, Youth, Parents. FBSMV is committed to helping others who have had adverse Childhood Experiences, traumatic experiences in their lives or who have toxic stress. The goal is to feel better and to manage their nervous system.
The Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) trains community members to not only help themselves, but to help others within their wider social network. The primary focus of the training program is to educate participants about the biology and neurophysiology of trauma and stress as well as how to teach simple biologically-based wellness skills.
CRM’s goal is to help to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-informed and focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system and how resiliency can be restored or increased using a simple skills-based approach.
The approach has been used across the lifespan which children, adults and seniors.