The Center began its work in helping the child welfare community recover from Hurricane Harvey almost as soon as the storm ended. At the end of 2017 we began discussions with the Rebuild Texas Fund on how our two organizations could partner to rebuild lost foster care capacity, mitigate trauma resulting from Harvey, and help organizations serving vulnerable children prepare for future disasters.

In addition to the Healing from Harvey grant work with child serving organizations, we are also developing trainings around emergency preparedness and resiliency. The objective of this phase of our project is for to develop a training for direct care organizations serving vulnerable children and their families.

Our leadership resilience training, created in partnership with Devereux's Center for Resilient Children, focuses on building resilience within oneself, within an organization, and coping with leadership fatigue. Using principles from post-traumatic growth and positive psychology (amongst other resilience focused modalities), this in person training will be delivered throughout the Harvey impacted regions (13 total) and will help organizational leaders learn to develop resilience within themselves, take those lessons and ready staff for coping with organizational trauma, and offer strategies for helping leaders and staff navigate compassion fatigue while leading communities through devastating events.

Please click here to register for an upcoming training in your area. 

Additional Resilience resources can be found here


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