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Sunday 5/2


Monday 5/3

  • 9:00 am-9:15 am Self Love Meditation | Start your day with this grounding guided meditation on self love. Created and led by Amanda Lynch, Trauma Informed Specialist with Greater Richmond SCAN. View the script hereClick here to watch at 9am on SCAN’s YouTube channel
  • 10:00 am-11:00 am Resilient State & Federal Policies for Resilient Communities | Through this session, Chloe Edwards and Emily Griffey from Voices for Virginia’s Children will walk participants through a state and federal policy deep dive by highlighting policies that contribute to resilient communities. You will gain insight on state post general assembly session policy investments in early childhood education, child welfare, family economic security, and health and well-being. In addition, you will receive information on federal policy investments communities can expect to make an impact here in Virginia through the American Rescue Plan. Stay informed to fully take advantage of resources coming to your community! Register here.
  • 11:30 am-1:00 pm Racial Trauma & Resilience 101: Breaking Down Definitions & Historical Implications of Racism | 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. Through this series hosted by Chloe Edwards, Policy Analyst with Voices for Virginia’s Children, we will collectively analyze definitions related to cultural, racial, and historical trauma and equity. Following, we will end the workshop with key solutions concentrated in advocating for justice. Register here. This series is followed by Racial Trauma & Resilience 102: Analyzing the Individual, Institutional, & Systemic Impact. Be sure to register for 102 on Wednesday to get the most out of the series.
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm Trauma-Informed Care and the Healing Centered Engagement: An Overview of Building Resilience | Join Kristin Lennox and John Richardson-Lauve from ChildSavers for this workshop which will give an overview of trauma-informed care (TIC) and the healing centered engagement (HCE). HCE is a term originally coined by Shawn Ginwright which is an asset-based and culturally-rooted approach to healing and well-being, especially focused on support for individuals of color. We will start with the basics of each approach, take a journey into the latest neurobiology, dive into the similarities of these two approaches, and lastly explore how these two can work together to help us serve others. Register here.
  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Walk With Me Film Screening | Walk With Me is a cinematic and immersive exploration into the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. As Benedict Cumberbatch’s meditative voice reads extracts from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence, slowly unfolds across the four seasons. With unprecedented access, this visceral film is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, and what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness and living in the present moment – a welcome remedy to the stresses of a world in turmoil. Download a flyer hereRegister here.
  • 6:00 pm-7:00 pm Grief During a Global Pandemic | Grief is painful. It is an emotional, mental, and physical response to loss. The more intense the relationship, the more intense the grief. Over the past year, our community has been deeply impacted by loss due to COVID, community violence, racism, divorce, economic hardships, and school closure. Even without any of the events of this year, many in our community were struggling with trauma and individual and collective grief. Led by local therapists and mental health activists, join us for a panel discussion focused on transforming grief and loss into an opportunity for self-healing and resilience. The panel will be moderated by Surprize Parker, Trauma Informed Education Specialist, GRSCAN and will feature Allyson Drake, M.Ed, Founder/Executive Director, Full Circle Grief Center; Luis Luna, M.Ed, Trauma Informed Education Specialist, GRSCAN; Angel Reynolds, BS, Student Support Specialist, RPS; Sherika Scales, M.Ed, School Counselor, Chesterfield Public Schools; and Olivya Wilson, MSW, LCSW, Trauma Informed Parent Engagement Coordinator, GRSCAN. Download the flyer hereView live on Greater Richmond SCAN’s Facebook.


Tuesday 5/4

  • 9:00 am-9:20 am Balance the Burnout: Breath work, Body and Mindfulness | In this session, Marisa Atula, an Investigative Analyst turned Wellness Educator, shares how to practice a simple, soothing breathing technique and how to stack it with other techniques to multiply the benefits. Learn the ways that seemingly small mindfulness practices can positively impact your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing and in turn build resilience and balance burnout to continue serving the causes, communities, and individuals you support. Watch on Marisa’s website.
  • 10:00 am-11:30 am Self Care: Healing Racist Wounds | Beyond the obvious effects of racism is an underlying reality — people affected by the stress of racism show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Join Trauma Informed Specialist Amanda Lynch to learn about ways to cope and resources to help with self-healing. View the flyerRegister here.
  • 1:00 pm-1:05 pm Virtual Storytime with Candice Shields | Join Candice Shields, Children’s Group Facilitator with Greater Richmond SCAN’s Family Support Program, for this #ResilienceWeekVA Virtual Storytime. Candice will be reading I Am Enough, written by Grace Byers and illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo. Watch any time on SCAN’s YouTube channel.
  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm ACE Interface Training | The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study findings represent a paradigm shift in human understanding of the origins of physical, social, mental, and societal health and well-being. We now know that leading causes of disease and disability, learning and productivity problems, and early death have their roots in the cumulative neurodevelopmental impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Learn more in this ACEs Interface training facilitated by Keith Cartwright and Connie Honsinger. View the flyerRegister here.
  • 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Personal Resilience Planning Workshop | The Science of Adversity tells us a lot about the negative impact of trauma and chronic stress on our lives.  The good news is that there are specific types of practices that, if built into our lives, will help to ease our stress and build stronger minds and bodies that can bounce back from the negative impacts of stress and trauma. Join facilitator Leanne Lytle, Director of Community Impact for United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg, along with colleagues and friends from the community as we workshop our own personal plans for resilience. Workshop materials will be sent via email prior to workshop. Participants will be invited to a follow up session on May 18, 7-8pm for a time of individual and group reflection. Register here.
  • 7:00 pm-7:05 pm Family Spanish Spotlight with Sidney and Santi | Sidney and Santi present an engaging way for your kids to learn Spanish! These videos are part of the YMCA of Greater Richmond’s Healthy at Home series. View on the YMCA of Greater Richmond’s YouTube channel here.


Wednesday 5/5

  • 10:00 am-11:30 am Racial Trauma & Resilience 102: Analyzing the Individual, Institutional, & Systemic Impact | Through this training hosted by Chloe Edwards, Policy Analyst with Voices for Virginia’s Children, participants will gain insight on the individual, institutional, and systemic impact of culture, racial, and historical trauma on children, families, and future generations. Learn about stress disorders, such as post traumatic slave syndrome, the impact of racism on family economic security, implicit biases in policy, and ways you can take action and become the solution. This workshop follows Racial Trauma & Resilience 101: Breaking Down Definitions & Historical Implications of Racism. Register here
  • 12:00 pm-12:10 pm How Comfort Zone Camp Helps Campers Build Resilience |Anthony Jackson, CZC volunteer, talks about how Comfort Zone Camp helps build resilience amongst their campersWatch any time on Comfort Zone Camp’s YouTube channel
  • 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Introduction to Trauma and Resilience | Join Greater Richmond SCAN’s Behavioral Health Community Organizer, Tamika Daniel, for a virtual training on trauma and resilience that covers the basics of trauma and how it affects behavior, and shows how resilience can be built based on real-life experiences. This relatable and accessible training helps to shed new light on these topics. View the flyer. Register here
  • 3:00 pm-3:30 pm Children Across Developmental Stages and Grief | Children grieve in a variety of ways emotionally, physically, behaviorally, and spiritually and often re-grieve at various milestones throughout their lives. This grief can impact them mentally, socially, and academically. As parents, caretakers, or professionals, it is important for us to know how grief affects children and teens at each developmental stage. During this workshop, Allyson Drake, Founder and Executive Director of Full Circle Grief Center, will discuss the knowledge needed in interacting with your children and teens while they are grieving or re-grieving and best practices for ways to support them. View on Full Circle Grief Center’s website.
  • 4:00 pm-4:45 pm Hatha Yoga with Suzanne |Suzanne Burns from Humble Haven Yoga shares a hatha yoga practice including pranayama, mantra, eye exercises, and asana. View on Humble Haven’s YouTube channel.


Thursday 5/6

  • 9:00 am-10:00 am Restorative Yoga: Mindful Movement, Breath and Meditation | Rooted in self care, social change and collective well-being, BareSOUL Yoga bridges yoga, education and community to cultivate a diverse healing experience that nourishes the mind, body and soul for the greater social impact. This session offers a gentle, restorative space of respite for people of all ages and all experiences to explore balance, journey inward, and connect to their most authentic self–a space of truth and love through this restorative, liberating practice. The session will introduce breathing practices, movement and meditation led by Da-Shanda Burton, RYT200. Click here to watch at 9am on SCAN’s YouTube channel.
  • 11:00 am-11:10 am Supporting Grieving Families During COVID-19 | This Conversations About Grief  video from Full Circle Grief Center offers various suggestions on how to support families who are grieving any type of death during the pandemic. This list is not exhaustive, but hopefully will offer some tangible things we all can do to support those families who are grieving at this time. View on Full Circle Grief Center’s YouTube channel.
  • 11:15 am-11:40 am Family Activities to Support Grieving Children | A hallmark of Full Circle Grief Center’s Hands on Healing groups is providing time for families to connect with one another by completing a family activity centered around themes of grief and loss. This video is part of their Conversations About Grief  series. View on Full Circle Grief Center’s YouTube channel.
  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Trauma Stewardship | A free Zoom workshop for healthcare providers, educators and helping professionals. Jennifer Hilliard and Ginger Dotter, Prevention Consultants, will lead a conversation about strategies to maintain emotional, psychological and physical health while doing the difficult and demanding work of helping and supporting others. Trauma Stewardship, a presentation based on the book of the same title by Lauren Van Der Noot Lipsky, teaches us what secondary trauma is and the ways it can manifest itself in our lives. Participants will learn how to identify, select and integrate small changes that can help them deal more positively with the impact of others’ trauma and hardship on themselves. View the flyer hereRegister here.
  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Secondary Trauma and Self-Care: Stress Resistant Training for the Caregiver | For those caring for others, the stress can be overwhelming, even traumatizing. Workshop participants will learn tips for how to become more stress-resistant and build awareness for signs of burnout and secondary trauma. This training is part 2 of Person-Centered Trauma-Informed Care for Older Adults and facilitated by Jewish Family Service of Tidewater Chief Executive Officer, Kelly Burroughs, CCTP. Burroughs has more than 25 years of experience in publicly funded behavioral health and social services for children and families, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Sponsored in part by the Hampton Roads TICN. Register here.
  • 6:30 pm-8:00 pm Loss & Lament: Grief in the Context of Faith | You would be hard pressed to find any book of the Bible (or other sacred text) that does not express, recount, or rest in the realities of loss, grief, and lament. Loss and the ensuing grief is common to the human experience. One of the things we see most consistently through scripture is when loss is experienced, people express their pain, grief and lament to God. Join Chris”Topher” and Leanne Lytle in a time of both learning the foundational principles of Biblical lament and then putting this ancient practice into our own words using our own loss, grief and lament as the topic. Workshop materials will be sent via email prior to workshop. This is a condensed workshop version of a multi-week class developed by the facilitators. Register here.
  • 6:30 pm-7:30 pm Kids In Crisis: You’re Not Alone | This 30-minute documentary follows four young people from Wisconsin navigating mental health challenges. After enduring assault, bullying, incarceration, and discrimination, they are now sharing their stories of challenges and triumphs to let others know they are not alone and that healing is possible. A panel of community experts will discuss the documentary and take questions from viewers immediately following the film. The panel includes: Stephanie Osler, LCSW, CHKD; Kate Cardone, LCSW, I Need A Lighthouse; Elena Schexnider, NAMI Coastal Virginia; and Col. Eric Peterson, USMC (Ret.), The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation. Shared by Hampton Roads TICN. Register here


Friday 5/7

  • 8:30 am-4:30 pm Youth Suicide: Risk and Prevention Virtual Conference | In this virtual event, national and local mental health experts will discuss: suicide prevention and self harm behavior among youth of color; professional and family safety plans for lethal means; suicide evaluation tools; treatment overviews; the power of lived experience; prevention through teaching emotional regulation early; building resiliency; and creating a road map to help families with children struggling with suicidal ideation. Cost is $30 for professionals seeking CME or CEUs and $10 for others. Shared by Hampton Roads TICN. View the brochure and registration details here.
  • 9:00 am-9:25 am Y Live – Cardio Dance with Faithea | Join Faithea as she gets you moving and dancing through a great workout with Cardio Dance! These videos are part of the YMCA of Greater Richmond’s Healthy at Home series. View on the YMCA of Greater Richmond’s YouTube channel here.
  • 10:00 am-11:30 am Resilience Film Screening | Join the Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network for a virtual Zoom screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope. Resilience is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of ACEs, and they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease. Olivya Wilson, Trauma-Informed Parent Engagement Coordinator with Greater Richmond SCAN, will lead a discussion following the screening. View and download a flyer hereRegister here.
  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm Finding Resilience Through Inner WorkWhat is inner work? How can doing something for myself help me show up for my community? Isn’t meditation just a selfish act – ignoring the problems and issues in the real world? Rachel Douglas, Executive Director of The Innerwork Center, shares her story of finding her resilience and how it evolved her own life and her community activism through deep inner work. Click here to watch at 12pm on Greater Richmond SCAN’s YouTube channel.
  • 1:00 pm-1:10 pm Create a Coping Box with Comfort Zone Camp | Follow along as Comfort Zone Camp staff member, Sarah-Keel Crews, talks about resiliency and shows you how to create your own coping box when you have experienced the loss of a loved one. Watch any time on Comfort Zone Camp’s YouTube channel.


Saturday 5/8

Check back here as we continue to add public events and trainings that will be taking place during the week! If you have events you’d like to share here, please email ceure@grscan.com.




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