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Community Care for High Stress and Trauma: A Workshop for CSU Faculty and Staff

Kevin McLeod and Michael Sapp
Community Care for High Stress and Trauma is a two-part workshop, on the impact of high stress and trauma and practices that support wellbeing. This training is a university-wide collaboration hosted by the CSU Health Network, in partnership with the Institute for Teaching and Learning, and University Housing. It is offered at no cost to you. Space is limited. Plan on attending both Fridays, April 23, 2021, and April 30, 2021, from 1:00pm–4:00pm.

Many of us are distressed and overwhelmed with the ongoing societal, professional and personal challenges we are facing. We can benefit from learning new and varied skills to navigate these ever-changing demands, while work continues to address the larger systems impacting well-being.

In this workshop, trainers from the Trauma Resource Institute will orient you to the key concepts and skills of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM)®. You will learn to use the CRM Skills to support yourself, as well as assist students and colleagues, and those in your wider social network.

The primary focus of The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® is to educate about the biology and neurophysiology of trauma, stress and resilience, as well as teach simple biologically-based wellness skills to help reset and stabilize the nervous system. Through CRM, you will learn to read sensations connected to your own well-being, which the Trauma Resource Institute calls the “Resilient Well-Being Zone. Learning to read our bodies’ signals when we are in different “zones” can help us understand the different ways we respond to stressful situations.

The Community Resiliency Model helps create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-informed and 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 or increased using this skills-based approach. We can practice these skills and share them with others.

For questions, contact Viviane Ephraimson-Abt, Manager of Well-Being Initiatives for the CSU Health Network, vabt@colostate.edu.

Kevin McLeod is the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant at Trauma Resource Institute. His work, along with the EDI Committee, centers around developing, supporting, implementing, and evaluating EDI strategies, content development, and programs serving both Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® and Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)® training team members and participants.

Dr. Michael Sapp is a licensed clinical psychologist and the CEO of the Trauma Resource Institute. Dr. Sapp received his M.A. in General Psychology and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The New School University in New York, NY. After earning his degree, Dr. Sapp worked as a supervising psychologist at the Child and Family Guidance Center in Northridge, CA, for three years before going into private practice and teaching as an adjunct professor at a nearby university.

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Dates and Times:
April 23 - April 30, 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Learn More:
Debora Colbert, 491-2645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu