Resilience Week VA 2021 News  

Dissect & Connect: Episode 45 – Resilience Week in Virginia & Trauma Informed Communities

Henrico County Public Library Celebrates Resilience Week and Mental Health Awareness Month

New River Valley Resiliency Network Works to Create More Trauma-Informed Communities

Celebrating the Importance of Happiness and Play

Resilience Week Virginia 2021 Begins May 2

Virginia TICNs Plan Second Annual Resilience Week VA

Racial Truth & Reconciliation VA Blogs (Read & Share):


Resilience Week VA 2020 Virtual Library

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.



Create with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts!

Download the Create a Lotus Flower Pop-up Card art activity instructions and template. The lotus shows great perseverance and resilience as it roots in mud, but rises through murky water toward the sunlight, where it blossoms into a beautiful flower. Enjoy this project and many others found on VMFA’s resource website, Learn. VMFA Arts is a top comprehensive US art museum with more than 5,000 years of art from around the world. VMFA is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. Learn more about the museum’s collections, exhibitions and upcoming programs


Racial Truth & Reconciliation VA Resources:



Coloring Pages: 

Resilience Week VA Bunting

Virginia Is for Resilience Version 1
Virginia Is for Resilience Version 2
Resilience Week VA 2021

The Health of Your Community Is in Your Hands
Kindness Interrupts Fear
Feel Your Feelings
Gratitude Is An Action Word
You Are Not Alone

I Am Resilient

Pick Up Your Tool: Fight for Justice
It’s up to us to Ensure Today’s Ashes Nourish Tomorrow’s Growth
May we Grow not Back to What Was, but Instead Towards What we Can Become
Love Not Hate Makes Us Great
Join Together


20 Ways to Build Resilience at Home:

You are also encouraged to adapt and envision your own ideas for celebrating the week. Resilience-building looks different depending on your individual, community, and organizational needs, so do what works best for you! 

For grown-ups | For kids 

Resilience Week Reading Lists:

Greater Richmond SCAN has created Resilience Week Reading Lists for different age groups! These colorful handouts are available in PDF form to print, share, and use throughout the week. Click the links below for the PDFs or keep scrolling to preview the full handouts!

Young Children | Elementary School-Age Children | Tweens & Teens Adults | All Ages Full Set


View titles for young readers that celebrate and uplift stories of resilience on the Henrico County Public Library blog!

Resilience Week Film Lists:

Greater Richmond SCAN has also created Resilience Week Film Lists for different kids and teens to adults! Click on this link to download or keep scrolling to see them below! 

RESILIENCE WEEK VA 2021 Resilience Reading List (1)
RESILIENCE WEEK VA 2021 Resilience Reading List (2)
RESILIENCE WEEK VA 2021 Resilience Reading List (4)
RESILIENCE WEEK VA 2021 Resilience Reading List (3)
RESILIENCE WEEK VA 2021 Films List (3)
RESILIENCE WEEK VA 2021 Films List (4)


Resilience Week VA 2020 Handouts


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Graphics with Ideas for Each Theme

Below you’ll find infographics for ways to celebrate using the themes above. There are two versions for each theme and lots of wonderful ideas!

Ways to Practice Connection: 1 | 2 

Ways to Honor & Practice Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: 1 | 2 

Things to Do When Experiencing Grief & Loss: 1 | 2 

Ways to Practice Happiness & Play: 1 | 2 

Ways to Practice Kindness & Gratitude: 1 | 2 

Ways to Practice Health of Mind, Body & Spirit: 1 | 2

Ways to Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic: 1 | 2

Sample Instagram Posts

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Recursos en Español 

Descarga el folleto aquí!

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Gráficos Con Ideas Para Cada Tema

Las Maneras Para Practicar las Conexiones1 | 2 

Las Maneras para Honrar y Practicar la Diversidad, la Equidad y la Inclusión1 | 2 

Las Actividades Que Hacer al Sentir el Duelo y la Pérdida1 | 2 

Las Maneras para Practicar la Felicidad y la Diversión1 | 2 

Las Maneras para Practicar la Amabilidad y la Gratitud1 | 2 

Las Maneras para Practicar la Salud de la Mente, el Cuerpo y el Espíritu1 | 2

Las Maneras para Construir la Resiliencia Durante la Pandemia de COVID-191 | 2

Publicaciones de Muestra para Instagram 





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