CRM Basic Course Description

Community Resiliency Model Basic – One Day

The Community Resiliency Model ™ (CRM) one-day training will teach participants six wellness skills. CRM’s goal is to help to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-informed” individuals and 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 this skills-based approach.

CRM has largely been used with individuals and communities, which have been marginalized either by economic challenges, ethnicity, natural and human-made disasters. Applying CRM proactively with an entire community or neighborhood that is chronically stressed can alleviate the symptoms of chronic stress placing the community and its members in a better position to change their situation by increasing their resiliency. There is a substantial and growing evidence base for the efficacy of CRM in reducing anxiety, depression, somatic symptoms and hostility indicators (State of California, Mental Health Act, CRM Innovation Project, 2013).

CRM have been used worldwide in varied locations following human-made and natural disasters, including in the Philippines, Japan, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Haiti, China, Turkey, Mexico, the Ukraine, the United States, Kenya, Darfur, the Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Uganda, Somalia, Mexico and Guatemala. CRM training has been offered at the Wounded Warrior Chronic Pain Clinic at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Department of Defense named the wellness skills a promising practice.

The CRM Basic course teaches community members the philosophy of CRM and the basic skills in a one-day course.

  1. Participants will be able to identify the 6 basic skills of the Community Resiliency Model
  2. Participants will create self-care plan with regard to how they could incorporate the basic skills into the tasks of daily living.
  3. Participants will identify two or more ways CRM skills can help stabilize the human nervous system
  4. Participants will identify the autonomic nervous system and its relevance to trauma.
  5. Participants will identify one or more methods of how to bring CRM skills into the community.
  6. Participants will identify the three organizing principles of the brain.

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