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The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) for the Behavioral Health Workforce

10:00am - July 7, 2022 thru 11:30am - July 7, 2022 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Southeast MHTTC
Registration Deadline: July 7, 2022
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About the Event: 

The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® is a skills-based wellness and prevention program that provides a biological, non-stigmatizing perspective on normal human reactions to stress and trauma. The primary focus of this stabilization program is to learn to reset the natural balance of the nervous system, using the body itself. CRM skills help people understand their nervous system and learn to track sensations connected to their own wellbeing. This low-intensity intervention teaches easy-to-learn skills to manage difficult emotions which can be brought on by stressful personal or professional situations. CRM skills may be shared with others immediately after taking the 1 ½ hour training.

CRM skills are useful for self-care in any setting: work, home, school, healthcare, faith communities, public safety, and even in crisis situations. CRM is a valuable resource for individuals coping with chronic stressors such as physical pain, addiction, and grief or loss. A range of persons that suffer the effects of cumulative trauma (e.g., violence, poverty, racism, homophobia, incarceration) may benefit from these tools.

CRM was developed at the Trauma Resource Institute by Elaine Miller-Karas [Miller-Karas, E. (2015). Building resilience to trauma: The trauma and community resiliency models. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group]. For more information:

About the Speakers:

Linda GrabbeLinda Grabbe, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, Clinical Assistant Professor 

Dr. Grabbe is a board-certified Family and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Nursing. Her clinical expertise is in primary care and mental health care for homeless or incarcerated women and youth, providing Community Resilience Model (CRM) training in group settings. Her interests include public mental health, trauma-informed care, the neurobiology of trauma and resilience, social justice, and social determinants of mental health. Dr. Grabbe is a healthcare provider with Community Advanced Practice Nurses, a small non-profit organization that operates a network of clinics in Atlanta homeless shelters for women, children, and youth.


Daniel UpshawDaniel Upshaw, Sr. Licensed Mental Health Clinician

Dan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor serving Grady Hospital and in private practice. His clinical experience includes service on an inpatient psychiatry unit with clients, particularly the marginalized in Atlanta, living with severe or persistent mental illness, as well as working with individuals and families in the community repair relationships and overcome personal difficulties. Recently, Dan joined a new team at Grady building the Employee Resiliency Clinic which will provide direct therapy and care to Grady employees, particularly focusing on EMS and Emergency Department staff with emphasis on reducing burnout, increasing wellbeing and resilience, and managing trauma and grief.