- 120-Minute Training
- Facilitated by Laurie Strand
Program Description: The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) trains community members to help themselves and others within their wider social network. The primary focus of the program is to reset the natural balance of the nervous system.
CRM’s goal is to help to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system, and how resiliency can be restored/increased using skills.
In the CRM Skills Training, participants will learn six wellness skills designed to help them track their own nervous systems, which leads to bringing the body, mind, and spirit back into greater balance. We encourage participants to pass the skills along to family, friends and their wider community.
The CRM model teaches us to become “resiliency-informed,” which enables us to make a shift from focusing on what may be wrong with us, and/or focusing on what has happened to us, to what is right with us, and what are our strengths.
Participants will learn and instantly be able to use strategies, based on human biology and neuroscience, to create new neural pathways that strengthen the ability to cope when dealing with trauma, chronic stress, and/or bounce back faster from everyday normal stressors.
Laurie Strand obtained her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Montana and is clinically licensed in Idaho. She has extensive experience working with children, youth, and families in university mental health, wilderness therapy, school-based mental health, private practice, and currently as the Blaine County School District Mental Health Coordinator and Therapist.
Her passion is early identification, intervention, and prevention and working to de-stigmatize mental health not only in our educational system but in our community as a whole. She brings resiliency skill-building opportunities utilizing the Community Resiliency Model, offering training to students, teachers, non-profit organizations, first responders, and the community at large. She has co-facilitated CRM trainings throughout communities, as well as nationally, most recently in Dayton, Ohio after the shootings.