Understanding How Your Body Processes Adversity (Community Resilience Project)

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Target Audience

Social Workers, Mental Health Workers, Psychologists


This workshop is broken up into 3 parts: trauma, the brain, and the body's response. We will define trauma as it relates to stress and adversity; giving various examples of different types of trauma/adversity. We will then learn about the brain including a brief highlight of its structure and functions. After reviewing the trauma and the brain, we dive into how the body responds to trauma; giving real-life examples relevant to all people. We will close with skills and tools to help offset the negative impact of trauma; also known as resilience-building techniques. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to manage their levels of stress and an easy to follow self-care plan.

Vernisha Crawford, PhD Candidate
Wanda Douglas, Master Certified Trainer

Release Date: 7/7/2020
Valid Thru: 7/6/2022

Creation of the content was made possible through the Atrium Health Essential Needs Fund at Atrium Health Foundation


  • To become aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • To understand how stress shows up in our physical bodies
  • To learn a few resilience building techniques


Cortney J Fowler, BSBA


Vernisha A Crawford, Wanda Douglas, CPSP
Jul 7, 2020 - Jul 6, 2022
Check-In Time
8:45 AM
0.10 - CEU
1.35 - Contact Hours
Online Learning