United States


The following represents some of the projects that TRI or TRI’s staff have been involved with, bringing short term interventions to communities within the United States:

Community Resiliency Model Trainings

In June, TRI, hosted its first Community Resiliency Model Conference. Over 150 people were in attendance. The participants included many of the individuals who had been trained in the Community Resiliency Model Train the Trainer Program. We had representatives from the African-American, Latino, GLBTQ, Asian-Pacific Islander and Veteran communities. Panel members expressed how they are using the CRM skills not only for self-care but for their communities. The conference was a manifestation of the core beliefs of TRI to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-informed” communities.

Department of Behavioral Health(DBH), San Bernardino County 2007-Present

TRI has had a long association with DBH and its staff where the utility of the short-term model, the Trauma Resiliency Model, has been found to be a helpful intervention for the underserved communities of San Bernardino County. DBH has its own TRM trainers through a Train the Trainer Program that began in 2008. Their own TRI trainers have now trained over 400 clinicians. A recent survey about staff’s perceptions of TRM’s effectiveness can be read under Research on this website.


TRI was asked by the Department of Behavioral Health to provide TRM interventions to the displaced persons who had evacuated the mountain communities of San Bernardino County. TRI mobilized a team who helped in the shelters at the Orange Show Fairgrounds.


The short term model, Trauma First Aide, was brought to the individuals who were employed by Catholic Charities during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW and Geneie Everett, PhD created this short-term model and they conducted many trainings for the staff of Catholic Charities after the hurricanes in 2005 and 2006. This project was sponsored by the Foundation for Human Enrichment’s Trauma Outreach Program.

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