CANCELLED - Reconnect for Resilience™

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ALERT - The health and safety of our learners is of the utmost importance to us. We are closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Due to recent corporate restrictions, Charlotte AHEC has cancelled this program. We are fully committed to ensuring that our attendees, faculty and staff remain safe and well.

This event is funded through Mecklenburg County ReCAST, a SAMHSA-funded grant initiative.

The purpose of this event is to increase shared knowledge in the community of the strategies, tools, and resources for trauma-informed approach and resilience. This event is funded through Mecklenburg County ReCAST, a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) grant awarded to Mecklenburg County Public Health. ReCAST supports community-based approaches to improved behavioral health and violence prevention for youth and families that strengthen ways communities collectively reduce trauma and engage and empower residents for sustained community change and healing.

Who Should Attend?
This event is for individuals or groups, especially those who engage in direct service provision for youth and families in Mecklenburg County, who are interested building personal and community resilience. This event is for employees/staff within Education, Healthcare, Faith communities, Non-profit (especially youth-serving organizations), Government, Justice, and MOU partners of Mecklenburg County ReCAST, who are interested in building personal and community resilience

Registration Information
Contact Kelly Blasky - for more information and to receive the Codes
Scholarships are available for those who may need financial assistance.
Mecklenburg County Employees may register at no cost.
Organizations that send 10 or more employees/staff to an event, may register at no cost.

Event Information
Reconnect for Resilience™ offers participants a set of practical strategies to promote wellbeing in the face of ongoing stress or adversity. Our simple, easy to understand tools are designed to support people of any age, education, or background. In this class, participants learn about the neuroscience of stress and trauma, and are given an “owner’s manual to the body’s threat and safety management system.”

Developed as a response to the public health crisis of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Reconnect for Resilience™ teaches participants simple tools for self-regulation and co-regulation, and supports social emotional learning for all ages. Through demonstrations and group practice, participants learn to apply resiliency tools to: Reconnect with their body's natural capacity to reset the nervous system after it has been thrown out of balance by stress and trauma; Reconnect with their ability to reduce shame through self-compassion; and Reconnect with their family and community with a clear mind and balanced nervous system.

The two-day Reconnect for Resilience™ training includes:
Day 1: Learn the foundations of neuroscience and emotional regulation resiliency tools, observe demonstrations, and practice (7 hours)
Day 2: Learn the Restore Self-compassion tool, observe demonstrations, and participate in supervised practice groups (7 hours)
Upon successful completion, participants will be able to use the tools with community residents, students, and others, as well as for themselves for self-care.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
(Must Attend Both Days to receive credit)
Registration Fee covers a Light Breakfast and Lunch.
(ReCAST grant does not cover food expenses.)

Charlotte AHEC / Center for Learning and Development
5039 Airport Center Parkway
Building K
Charlotte, NC 28208

Expert faculty from Resources for Resilience™

Continuing Education Credits include:
(You MUST attend the entire conference to receive credit)

  • CEUs/Contact Hours
    This Activity fulfills the requirement of 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing 14.0 contact hours.

  • NC Psychologists Credit
    14.0 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

  • Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
    Certificates for 14.0 contact hours of education will be awarded by day at the completion of the event.

  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

    Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

    Can't Attend this Training, Check-out other dates:
  • May 4-5, 2020- Click HERE

  • August 18-19, 2020 - Click HERE

  • Coming Soon - "REAP - Resiliency Educator Apprenticeship Program" (August 3-7, 2020 or September 21-25, 2020)
    Mark Your Calendar Today! Limited seats will be available. Participants will need to complete an application in order to be selected to attend this program. Application and Registration Information Coming Soon!


    • List 4 psycho-social behaviors and 4 medical health outcomes associated with the trauma of Adverse Childhood Experiences
    • Describe how the RFR tools help reduce trauma symptoms in a nervous system that is out of balance.
    • Define the terms “trauma-informed” and “resiliency focused.”
    • Utilize the seven tools in the Resources for Resilience curriculum
    • Define implicit memory and triggers.
    • Discuss the role of autonomic nervous system and resiliency
    • Describe the body’s threat management system.
    • Describe the amygdala’s role in the appraisal of threat.
    • Develop self-help plans for themselves
    • Develop a plan about how they could use the RFR tools with their families, workplace and community


    Cortney J Fowler, BSBA


    Apr 7 - 8, 2020
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Dr. Stephanie Citron, PhD
    Apr 7 - 8, 2020
    Check-In Time
    8:00 AM
    14.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
    1.40 - CEU
    14.00 - Contact Hours
    14.00 - NBCC Hours
    Charlotte AHEC
    Reconnect for Resilience™
    Apr 7 - 8, 2020
    Charlotte AHEC
    Registration Fee - Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided. MUST meet requirements in order to register. (See event description)
    Registration Fee Scholarship (MUST HAVE CODE) Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided. MUST meet requirements in order to register. (See event description)
    Registration Fee for Mecklenburg County Employees ONLY (MUST HAVE CODE) Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided. MUST meet requirements in order to register. (See event description)
    Registration Fee for Organizations that send 10 or more employees (MUST HAVE CODE) Light Breakfast and Lunch Provided. MUST meet requirements in order to register. (See event description)
    Contact Hours
    Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
    NBCC Hours