Building Resilience Associates

Building Resilience Associates "Tragedy and adversity are a part of life. We can't avoid them, but we can seize the wheel and steer through them."
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We are proud to be working with some of these folks at Wabanaki Public Health. They are in fact a resilient community.
01/16/2021
The Wabanaki are determined to not let pandemic history repeat itself

We are proud to be working with some of these folks at Wabanaki Public Health. They are in fact a resilient community.

Indigenous populations around the country are hit hard during pandemics. When COVID-19 came to Maine last spring, the Wabanaki acted fast to keep cases low

“It’s not just about removing children, it’s dismantling every aspect of their being in the process.”— gkisedtanamoogkLe...
11/18/2020
First Light — Upstander Project

“It’s not just about removing children, it’s dismantling every aspect of their being in the process.”
— gkisedtanamoogk

Lean more about Wabanaki history during Native American Heritage Month.

FIRST LIGHT

https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/10/12/honoring-indigenous-peoples-day-we-must-reckon-past-order-create-just-and-equi...
10/13/2020
Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day: We must reckon with the past in order to create a just and equitable future

https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/10/12/honoring-indigenous-peoples-day-we-must-reckon-past-order-create-just-and-equitable-future?fbclid=IwAR3PhJp3hB4vzmd8POQR1YLcjW_MzvfSMIffnbkUazSTXSkpW4FX1Sff8EU

Features and Stories Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day: We must reckon with the past in order to create a just and equitable future October 12, 2020 On Monday, Oct. 12, many people will observe a holiday that celebrates what schoolchildren for generations in our country have been taught was Christo...

Fact or Fiction: It is Time for Self-Determination.
09/29/2020
Fact or Fiction: It is Time for Self-Determination.

Fact or Fiction: It is Time for Self-Determination.

Decisions based on emotion, like or dislike, personal selfish intent, and the absence of facts, truth, and substantiated information; we allow ourselves to be misled. In that misleading, we commit to important decisions whose justification is paper-thin.

Building resilience in school-age children
08/26/2020
Building resilience in school-age children

Building resilience in school-age children

Resilience –- the capacity to prepare for, adapt to and grow through disruption, trauma and loss –- is a skill many parents want for their children. However, there is more

What Does Boredom Do to Us—and for Us?
08/25/2020
What Does Boredom Do to Us—and for Us?

What Does Boredom Do to Us—and for Us?

Humans have been getting bored for centuries, if not millennia. Now there’s a whole field to study the sensation, at a time when it may be more rampant than ever.

07/29/2020
The Daily Show

The Daily Show

Today marks 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, thanks to disability rights advocates like Judy Heumann. Here's a look back at her interview with Trevor about the Netflix documentary Crip Camp and her memoir.

Home - #DisabilityCounts2020
06/17/2020
Home - #DisabilityCounts2020

Home - #DisabilityCounts2020

Participation in the 2020 census by disabled people and seniors living in California will help make sure that our communities receive their rightful share of

A guest Blob form out fiend Rita Schiano.
06/16/2020
Isn't It Ironic?

A guest Blob form out fiend Rita Schiano.

Why the year 2020 is giving us perspective.

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race#
06/08/2020
Talking About Race

https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race#

Who Am I? I Am an Educator Whether you are teaching infants, adults, or any age in between, you are an influential part of your students’ learning and development. Educators too have an important role in communicating our history and culture. What and how the history of race in America is presente...

06/08/2020
Rene Marie - This is not a Protest Song

Beautiful!

In Rene's words - THIS IS (NOT) A PROTEST SONG inspired by my own experience and the experiences of two members of my family. my small way of trying to draw ...

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Building Resilience was conceived in 2007 by Ron Breazeale, Ph.D., as an offshoot of Maine Resilience, in order to promote and facilitate the acquisition of the Skills & Attitudes of resilience among individuals and groups. With a team of professional colleagues, interns, friends and volunteers, Building Resilience set out to build stronger, more resilient individuals and resilient communities, better equipped to face modern challenges.

Following many years of collective service, Building Resilience, L.L.C. was formed in August of 2017. We are a multicultural, multilingual group of five with broad backgrounds and a common interest; improving the human response to adversity. If we are to survive the adverse events of today’s world, we must all learn to be more resilient; to try a new way of coping with the challenges we face.

Our mission is to create, promote and distribute affordable tools to help build resilience for those in need, and today, that includes all of us.

· We believe that resilience is key to managing personal and global stressors.· We know that resilience can be learned.

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I'd like to share a rather unusual, free, aces prevention resource...bumper stickers! Advancing Parenting, a Camarillo CA nonprofit, produces parenting tips bumper stickers and makes them available at no cost to businesses, organizations, clinics, schools, and individuals. There are fifty-one in a set and each bumper sticker communicates a parenting behavior or practice generally recognized as supporting the healthy development of children. Just one will be read thousands of times! Bumper stickers are a unique and powerful way to educate everyone about parenting. At stoplights drivers and passengers point, smile, and nod. Conversations begin and often a phone is used to take a photo of the sticker right at the stoplight. Presumably, they are being shared on social media. It's wonderful to see! Sets of the stickers can be put in holders and placed on counters and tables so folks can select one or more for their cars. Visit www.advancingparenting.org to order this free resource. Use a computer...our website is not optimized for phones. Please share.
I'd like to share a rather unusual free resource...parenting tips bumper stickers. Advancing Parenting, a Camarillo CA nonprofit organization, produces parenting tips bumper stickers and makes them available at no cost to schools, organizations, agencies, clinics, businesses, and individuals. There are fifty-one in a set and each one communicates a parenting behavior or practice generally recognized as supporting the healthy development of children. Just one will be read thousands of times! Bumper stickers are a unique and powerful way to educate everyone about parenting. At stoplights drivers and passengers point, smile, and nod. Conversations start up and often a phone is used to take a pic of the sticker right at the stoplight. Presumably, they are being shared on social media. It's wonderful to see! Sets of the stickers can be put in holders and placed on counters and tables so folks can select one or more for their cars. Visit www.advancingparenting.org to order this free resource. Use a computer...our website is not optimized for phones. Please share.
Lost in the rhetoric of other events, is the psychological and emotional health, and well-being of our police, fire, EMT, First Responders, Emergency Response, and Correctional officers. Their daily work brings them in contact with all manner of abnormal behavior, injury, and related harm. It is not an occasional incident but occurs daily, and with accumulation over the years can be debilitating. Similar to PTSD associated with the military, their Accumulatec Stress, Adversity, and Trauma (ASAT) are no less harmful, if not addressed. Resilience training and stress management is a program that provides our Public Safety Officers with the skills and knowledge they use to maintain balance in their life. We urge agencies and training providers to explore what Building Resilience has provided for over a decade to public and private individuals and agencies. Our goal is to assist personnel of these agencies, providing them with the tools to manage ASAT.
Lost in the rhetoric of other events, is the psychological and emotional health, and well-being of Police, Fire, EMT, First Responders, Emergency Response, and Correctional officers. Their daily work brings them in contact with all manner of abnormal events, behaviors, injury, and related harm. It is not an occasional incident but occurs daily, and with accumulation over the years can be debilitating. Similar to PTSD associated with the military, their Accumulated Stress, Adversity, and Trauma (ASAT) are no less harmful, if not appropriately addressed. Resilience training and stress management is a program that provides our Public Safety Officers with the skills and knowledge they use to maintain balance in their life. We urge agencies and training providers to explore what Building Resilience has provided for over a decade to public and private individuals, groups, and agencies. Our mission is to assist personnel of these agencies and provide them with the tools to manage ASAT.
Well-being and Resilience During COVID-19. Timely & helpful information on understanding how we react to stimulus & how to cope in a more mindful manner.
We witness a variety of behaviors surrounding the current crisis being driven by a virus that is wreaking havoc on our society. We find illustrations of people hunkering down (the majority), some going to work as their skills and service delivery is critical (medical, public safety, correctional facilities, electrical, distribution, and others), and the need for supplies that take people out to stores and other facilities. Others face "no choice" such as the homeless, who habitats mostly the large city environments. Other examples are also available. As the crisis continues, and it appears it will, behaviors will further erode, and some will endanger others. The reaction of others must also be considered, as exposure concerns and safety from a threatening encounter among the potential. That encounter, resulting in being infected, could kill the individual. Protecting from aggressive contact may also be deadly. The discussion has been missing from government officials and others, and it seems understanding and information would be of value. A good beginning is a discussion of what others understand and offer solutions. Are there alternatives, options, and precautions that can be taken? If so, what are they, for this educates, and in that process, allows prevention steps to be determined?
Providing training to groups on building resilience, is enhanced when special topic training decks are used to engage participants in discussion. The sit and listen training does not get to engaged individuals, the Building Resilience Game does just that. This leads to improved learning and application outcomes.