To contribute to community resilience by supporting individuals, families, friends, and organizations in bouncing back from adversity and supporting others in doing the same.
To provide education and technical assistance to individuals, families and organizations that support building Community Resilience:
Examples of training include:
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
Emotional Regulation and Resilience Building
Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
Building & Sustaining Peer Recovery Programs
*Substance Abuse & Mental Health
We promise to collaborate with individuals, families and organizations on the best ways to grow your resilience through enhancing your knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) . We are a new non-profit organization that wants to be responsive to local, state and national needs. We look forward to being your partner in building resilience together!
70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives, 223.4 million people. Adverse Childhood Experienxe Studies (ACES) show that many of these traumas occur before age 18 and result in disrupted brain development, adoption of at risk health behaviors, and increases the risk for disease, disability and social problems in children and adults, including developing physical and mental illness. The Center of Disease Control recognizes this epidemic requires a public health response at a national level, state and local level. Evidence has shown that by implementing trauma informed practices within all human service systems impacting youth, adults and their families, individuals are empowered to build their resilience and enhance their overall health and well being.
One of the first steps in building trauma and resiliency informed communities, is assuring a trauma and resiliency informed educational foundation for all our human service leaders, professionals, community partners, parents, caregivers, and youth. In a trauma and resilience informed 360 approach, anyone invested in improving the well-being of our communities needs to understand the basic principles of the impact of trauma and the responsibility we all hold in building individual and community resilience.
Recovery has many definitions and is used across the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Spectrum of Services. In essence, recovery is the process of change that allows an individual to improve their health, wellness and quality of life. Research has shown that recovery is enhanced by social support (McLellan et al., 1998), and four types of social support have been identified in the research literature as being critical to recovery (Cobb, 1976; Salzer, 2002): emotional, informational, instrumental, and affiliational support. Many organizations and individuals are looking for education and even certification programs that enhance professionals knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) in the most current and holistic forms of peer recovery so they can be effective social supports in others recovery.
Integrative Minds, Inc. partners with subject matter experts to bring organizations peer recovery education and certification programs that will meet their needs while also meeting the needs of the individuals they serve and even help those individuals find careers in the field of peer recovery.
We have a special passion for developing peer support specialists who are critical component of the peer recovery professional workforce!
“The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. Rising Strong is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle can be our greatest call to courage and and the clearest path to a wholehearted life.”
– Dr. Brene Brown
Every day as individuals wanting to live whole hearted and healthy lives in relationship with others, we experience the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable. Based on the pioneering research of Dr. Brené Brown, this work dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Vulnerability is indeed at the core of difficult emotions, but it is also the birthplace of creativity and innovation, authenticity, adaptability to change and accountability – the key elements that every individual needs to survive and thrive.
Integrative Minds, Inc. offers workshops conducted by a Certified Daring Way Facilitators (CDWF) in Dr. Brene Brown's Daring Way and Rising Strong Curriculums.
Please note: These courses are not a part of the certification process to become a Daring Way or Rising Strong certified candidate or facilitator.
For more information on that certification process and the six required steps, go to The Daring WayÔ website:
Please contact us for more information and with any questions you have!
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