CRI Course 1: Trauma-Informed Training


September 22, 2023    
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


RACSB at River Club
10825 Tidewater Trail, Fredicksburg, VA, 22408

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) is pleased to bring the Community Resilience Initiative (CRI) Course 1: Trauma-Informed and Course 2: Trauma-Supportive Certifications to our community.

CRI has developed courses to teach parents, schools, medical professionals, mental health practitioners, and any community member interested in learning more about toxic stress and how individuals and communities can build resilience across the lifespan.


This 6-hour course covers NEAR Science (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, the ACE Study, and Resilience), Brain States, and ROLES strategies for individuals seeking a trauma-informed certification.

Course 1 introduces CRI’s capacity-building framework for building resilience, KISS. Knowledge, Insight, Strategies and Structure describes our community’s learning and movement from theory to practice and how to implement evidence-based strategies into action. The training includes three groups of topics: the NEAR sciences, a cluster of emerging scientific findings in the fields of Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACE Study, and Resilience; Brain States, the critical transition from Knowledge to Insight; and ROLES, CRI’s signature training on Recognize, Observe, Label, Elect and Solve, core strategies that take us below the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The key objective is to provide information about identifying and responding to trauma with evidence-based resilience strategies when working with an audience whose trauma history may not be known.

To register:

Course 1 is a prerequisite for Course 2: Trauma-Supportive.