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Resilience and ACES Training

Beginning Resiliency Training for Healthcare Providers and Clinic Staff

The goal of our first level training is improve clinic culture, focusing on this objective:

How can we bring wellbeing to ourselves, each other, and the clinic?
As a prelude, we start with an overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), examining the how trauma–both our own ACEs/trauma and vicarious trauma from the families in our clinic–can get in our way. The main focus of the training is how can we tap into the resilient nature of ourselves and others. Through interactive experiences and group discussion, we explore a set of practical social and emotional skills that we can use personally, with each other, and as a group to strengthen our resilience.

Advanced Resiliency Training for Healthcare Providers and Clinic Staff

Our second level training allows staff to dig deeper into their own personal resilience practices, reflecting on what is working for them and what needs adaptation to keep them centered, connecting, and collaborating with others. More time is allocated to specific group agreements that can create structural change for improved resiliency and wellness within the clinic.

ACEs Screener Adaptation and Training

We help adapt an ACES Screener to your context, whether it is a large clinic, in a hospital setting, or private practice. We help you assess who is the best person(s) in your context to deliver the screener, and how the screener should be administered to get the most reliable results. (In California, Medicaid reimbursement requires the PEARLS screen for children but other circumstances are more flexible.) We provide sample scripts for your staff and train them in delivery through hands-on practice. We also train them in handling vicarious trauma that might emerge.

Trauma-Informed Anticipatory Guidance

We train your healthcare providers to better deliver trauma-informed care. We help them tap into their own resilience so that they can better tap into the resilience of their patients and families. They receive sample scripts, hands on practice, as well as protocols/ options for the family after ACES are identified. We help them convey hope, optimism, and trust inside of anticipatory guidance, to provide patients and families with better skills to deal with their life experiences and trauma. We help healthcare providers be more confident in their role as companions with the pain that is present in their patients and families while preventing vicarious trauma.

Often this is delivered in a parallel track with the ACEs Screener training.

We Are Resilient™ Family Support Sessions

This is a ”train-the-trainer” type training, so your staff can provide a “We Are Resilient” Family Support Sessions. With our adapted curriculum, your staff can have regular sessions for children and families that strengthens their practical social and emotional skills.

Resilience Products

We are Resilient™ Products for Healthcare Providers

  • We Are Resilient: Healthcare Providers’ Journey to Lifelong Wellness
    This manual for healthcare providers lays out what is personal resilience, how the resilience spectrum works and explains our protective powers. It helps providers create a foundation that strengthens their own resilience as well as share practical social and emotional skills with their patients and families. It also outlines best practices for implementing “We are Resilient” in your clinic. Coming in Fall 2020
  • We Are Resilient: Set of Anticipatory Guidance Cards on ACES and Resilience Topics
    These colorful, easy to use cards are designed to supplement the We Are Resilient: Healthcare Providers’ Journey to Lifelong Wellness. One on side, the cards present practical social and emotional skills that families can use to strengthen their resilience; the other side depicts the science that supports each skill. Coming in Fall 2020
  • “We are a Resilient Family”: Curriculum for Family Classes/Children’s Learning Playgroups
    Coming in Fall 2020

Products for Family Support

  • We are Resilient: Your Family’s Journey to Lifelong Wellness (Parent/Caregiver Guide)
    Coming in Fall 2020
  • We are Resilient cards for families
    Coming in Fall 2020
  • We are Resilient posters for waiting rooms
    Coming in Fall 2020

Resilience Resources