Welcome to the second annual Resilience Week Virginia! As the world faced stay-at-home orders in March 2020, communities across the country witnessed expanded attention that was called to dual pandemics, the COVID-19 pandemic and racism as a public health crisis. Addressing the root cause of trauma in neighborhoods, families, and schools requires policies that consider the environmental context that perpetuates the harm. Trauma-informed care in combination with equitable policies can deconstruct toxic systems, policies and practices that reinforce harm and instead, foster collective community resilience.
Join Our Virtual Events:
Monday, May 3 at 10-11AM
Monday, May 3 at 11:30AM-1PM
Peel back the complex layers of the historical implications of these definitions through real-world examples of the impact racism has had on children and families in United States History.
Wednesday, May 5 at 10-11:30AM
Social Media Toolkit:
Here are a few ways you can spread our reach and the word so that others can join in fostering community resilience. Remember to share the Resilience Week Site on your social media to start the day so others can visit the virtual events: http://grscan.com/resilience-week-virginia/.
Be sure to tag: @GreaterRichmondSCAN @VaKids @RacialTruth
Governor’s Proclamation (View & Share):
Social Media Text: “During this time last year, partners, trauma-informed community networks, and community members joined for Virginia’s first Resilience Week. Governor Northam also signed the first Resilience Week VA proclamation! Join us for Virginia’s second Resilience Week May 2-8, 2021.”
Community Spotlight Videos (Listen & Share):
Caroline County Trauma-Informed Community Network
One of the things that makes the Caroline County community resilient is the landmark Loving interracial marriage case, which displayed the community’s ability to overcome all odds. Learn more about the work of the Caroline County Resilience Community Network.
Greater Charlottesville Trauma-Informed Community Network
Greater Charlottesville Trauma-Informed Community Network says their community is the strongest when they are together! Click on the video to learn more about their network and visit this link to view upcoming events.
Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network
Greater Richmond TICN welcomes you to the 2021 Resilience Week. “One of the things that makes our communities resilient are the options for virtual connections across the area!” says the network. Connect with them by visiting their page and join virtual events.
Hampton Roads Trauma-Informed Community Network
The Hampton Roads TICN is a network of individuals working across sector to create more resilient and equitable outcomes across communities. Learn more about the cross-sectional work of the Hampton Roads TICN here and join their network.
Winchester Area Trauma-Informed Community Network
“A community that adapts to change is resilient…but resilience is the ability to bounce back!” says the Winchester Area TICN. Learn more about this network and how you can connect.
Southside Trauma-Informed Community Network
“Even through these challenges of adversity, we are building a stronger community, one with resilience,” says the Southside Trauma-Informed Community Network. Learn more about their network and click this link to join.
Racial Truth & Reconciliation VA Blogs (Read & Share):
- Asian American Trauma Impacting Virginia’s Children
- Historical Trauma in the Healthcare System
- Pandemic as a Trauma
- Police Violence- A Common Cause Of Death Impacting America’s Children, Families, & Communities
- Seeds of Hope Become Trees of Change
- Still We Rise- Creating Black History
- Virginia Must Declare Racism As A Public Health Crisis