Resilience Week 2021

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Mindful Monday -5/3

Noon- A Town Hall Kick-Off - Join Dr. Janice Underwood, Virginia's Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, as she welcomes you to our celebration of RESILIENCE! Dr. Underwood's position is the first of its kind in the nation as the Governor's cabinet is dedicated to address racial, ethnic, disability, and gender-based inequities in Virginia state government. Stick around after Dr. Underwood's address for a guided 5 Min Mindfulness Meditation, led by Prell Gross, M.S., LPC. We'll culminate our town hall with Fred Liggin, pastor with Williamsburg Christian Church and Certified Trauma Professional, as he tackles the question: Trauma & Why Can't You Just Get Over it? There are legitimate answers to this question!


2 p.m. - Resilience Week Schedule On-Air - Making a Difference Monday on 93.5 The Burg


Therapeutic Tuesday - 5/4 

Noon - Creatively Mindful: The Color Wheel of Emotion - Dr. Amanda N. Trent is a Clinical Psychologist and is passionate about providing excellent clinical care to trauma survivors. She has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR Level 1/2. The Color Wheel of Emotion is a creative way for clinicians to use color and art to be mindful of six positive emotions. Being mindful of positive emotions, versus being focused on rating unpleasant emotions, reinforces resilience! Clinicians will be introduced to this exercise by way of actually completing their own color wheel. Bring your paper and coloring supplies to this presentation! 


6:30 p.m. - What Can We Learn about Resilience from Children? - Laura Hill & Bill Sizemore, from Coming to the Table, will lead a panel discussion featuring community movers and shakers Kimberley Hundley, Deveria Gore and Fred Liggin. This panel discussion will feature principles from the best-selling book, Everything I needed to know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum. 


Wellness Wednesday - 5/5

9 a.m. - Critical Incident Stress Management & You - Staci Young has a passion for keeping first-responders healthy! She is an LPC with the Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Service Board and will introduce what Critical Incident Stress Management is. She will discuss the role it plays in helping first-responders avoid compassion fatigue and Post-Traumatic Stress. 


Noon - Keeping All the Ducks in a Row - Join Kim Dellinger for a fun and interactive Lunch & Learn program discussing ways to build and maintain a sense of personal resilience, even when the world around you might be a bit chaotic. Kim has worked in substance abuse prevention with teens for over 15 years and is passionate about empowering youth and families. Parents and professionals, wear your comfy clothes and bring your rubber ducks!


7 p.m. Scattering CJ - *Free registration required* Colonial Behavioral Health will host a virtual screening of Scattering CJ. This timely documentary tells the power story of Hallie Twomey, a grieving mother who put a call out on Facebook after losing her elder son CJ to suicide. Her request: To honor her son's memory and love of travel by scattering his ashes in as many amazing places as possible. The request went viral. A global community formed to scatter CJ's ashes in thousands of locations worldwide, helping Hallie find the peace and courage to become a powerful voice in the fight against suicide. 


Trauma-Informed Thursday - 5/6 

9 a.m. - Shared Decision Making & Informed Consent in Healthcare - *Tigger warning* Christina Owens will explore how shared decision-making and informed consent leads to better health outcomes and consumer satisfaction in healthcare and life. How can this be done through a trauma-informed lens? Christina is a Certified Professional Midwife, licensed by the VA Board of Medicine, and will use maternal and infant mortality and morbidity as the example to demonstrate some key points. 


Noon- Surviving & Thriving - President of Spectrum Health Solutions, Stephen House & Program Manager at Western Tidewater ForKids, Lisa Ellsworth, will introduce you to trauma and resilience. You will better understand the definition of trauma, what the ACE questions are and how they are a helpful tool in building resilience. 

6:30 p.m. - Community Conversation on Racial Trauma - GW-TICN chair, Rebecca Vinroot, Prell Gross, LPC at York/Poquoson DSS, and NAACP President, Lawrence Gholson, will dialogue on race and trauma. 


Fulfillment Friday - 5/7

10 a.m. Rape: A survival Story - In 1989, Debbie Smith was abducted from her home in Williamsburg, VA and raped in the woods behind her house. She has since founded the non-profit HEART, Inc. - Hope Exists After Rape Trauma - to assist other victims in becoming survivors. The Justice For All Act of 2004 passed with Debbie in mind and was signed by President G. W. Bush to eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits and to train first-responders in rape-trauma and care. Debbie is a mother of two, with seven grandchildren, and has been married to Rob Smith for over 49 years. She is happy to share her story. 


To access an event, click on the presentation title.
For fun, physical & in-person activities, here's some Community Events.
Visit us on Facebook for day-to-day coverage of the Week plus extra tidbits from our membership!