In collaboration with our partner organizations working in preparedness and trauma response, student resilience, military-connected resilience, and public health, we use the following working definitions:

Psychological Trauma: A strong response to a severely distressing event or series of events that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope and has adverse effects on functioning and well-being.

Trauma Informed Care: A framework that actively understands and responds to the effects of trauma, free from restraint, coercion, or seclusion, in ways that minimize re-traumatization and emphasize the holistic wellness of both participants and practitioners.

Human Resilience: the capacity to prepare for, adapt to, and grow through trauma, disruption, or loss.

We welcome your questions and input here!