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On Demand: Community Resiliency Model (CRM) for Behavioral Health Workforce
April 3, 2023

About this Resource: 

The Community Resiliency Model (CRM)® is a skills-based wellness and prevention program that provides a biological, non-stigmatizing perspective on 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. During this on-demand recording, the presenters teach 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. Please click here to access the presenter slides

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.

Resources mentioned during the presentation:
  • Dan Siegel’s Hand Brain Model  Video:
  • 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: