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Applications Now Open for Nov 15-16 Transformational Resilience 
Intensive Train-the-Trainer Workshop  
The ITRC is offering a Train-the-Trainer Workshop on Transformational Resilience for climate change aggravated traumas and toxic stresses workshop. The workshop will be held November 15-16 in San Francisco. This will be an intensive 2-day training offered in cooperation with the SEI Resilient Community Fellows Program. It is open to a maximum of 20 people who want to learn how to apply “Presencing” and “Purposing” knowledge, skills, and tools at the individual, organizational, and community levels to prevent and heal psychological and psycho-social-spiritual impacts resulting from the disasters and extreme stresses generated by rising global temperatures. 
Pre-approval required for attendance.

Registration Open for Free Fall 1-Hour Webinars on Transformational Resilience 
Every spring and fall the ITRC offers a series of free 1-hr webinars on different aspects of building Transformational Resilience for climate change. The list of free Fall 2018 webinars, dates, and times is below. For more details about each of the webinars click here.
Introduction to Transformational Resilience for Climate Change
When: Thursday September 6, from 12 noon–1 pm Pacific Time
A major ecological–turned mental health–turned social–turned humanitarian crisis is underway that has yet to be fully acknowledged or addressed: the harmful impacts of climate change on individual psychological and collective psycho-social-spiritual well-being. Left unaddressed, this crisis will trigger fear-based reactions that cause increasing numbers of people to harm themselves, others, or the natural environment. Not only will this undermine the health, safety, and wellbeing of people worldwide–it also threatens to delay or completely halt efforts to reduce the climate crisis to manageable levels. This webinar will explain these dynamics and how building widespread capacity for Transformational Resilience locally and globally can help minimize these harmful reactions and spur shifts thinking, behaviors, and policies that actually increase individual, social, and ecological wellbeing.  
The Resilient Growth Model for Building Transformational Resilience for Climate Change-Enhanced Traumas and Toxic Stresses
When: Tuesday, September 11, from 12 noon–1 pm Pacific Time
The ability of an individual, organization, or community to successfully cope with and use climate change-enhanced adversities as transformational catalysts to learn, grow, and increase wellbeing is determined by many factors. Some of the most important are the knowledge people have about how trauma and toxic stress can affect their mind, body,and behavior, their personal resilience skills, the strength of their social support networks, and capacity to clarify their purpose and make wise and skillful choices in the midst of ongoing adversity. This webinar will describe how to build these capacities using the Resilient GrowthTM model developed by ITRC Coordinator Bob Doppelt and described in his book Transformational Resilience: How Building Human Resilience for Climate Disruption Can Safeguard Society and Increase Wellbeing (Greenleaf Publishing 2016).
Building a Culture of Transformational Resilience Within Organizations for Climate-Enhanced trauma and Toxic Stresses
When: Thursday, September 13 from 12 noon–1 pm Pacific Time
The ability of any individual to successful cope with and use climate change-enhanced adversities as transformational catalysts to learn, grow, and increase wellbeing is significantly influenced by their social surroundings. The organizations people work for or associate with are some of the key social determinants of human resilience. Like individuals, without good knowledge, skills, principles, and policies, organizations can become “trauma-organized” by climate-enhanced shocks and toxic stresses. This means they adopt explicit and implicit mechanisms intended to protect themselves from threats, but which instead further traumatize and diminish the safety, health, and wellbeing of employees, clients, and stakeholders. Becoming a trauma-informed human resilience-enhancing organization is the key to preventing and resolving these issues. This webinar will describe methods to help organizations transition to human resilience-building social systems.
Building a Culture of Transformational Resilience Within Communities for Climate-Enhanced Traumas and Toxic Stresses
When: Tuesday, September 18 from 12 noon–1 pm Pacific Time
The towns and cities where people live, work, and recreate heavily influence their capacity to cope with and use climate change-enhanced adversities as transformational catalysts to learn, grow, and increase wellbeing. When climate-enhanced shocks severely strain or fracture social support networks, overwhelm vital public support systems, or breakdown other critical protective factors, individuals and groups can be pushed to a boiling point causing entire neighborhoods and communities to become “trauma-organized.” This means they retreat into a self-protective survival mode that, rather than providing safety, further traumatizes them, others, and even the natural environment, while amplifying social and racial injustices. When this happens the ability to identify and implement positive solutions and enhance wellbeing are greatly diminished. This webinar will describe different approaches used in towns and cities to proactively transitioned from trauma-organized to trauma-informed human resilience-enhancing communities.
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