Resiliency Training Connects Cape May to Communities Around the World
Despite the unique challenges of the past several months, the Cape Regional Wellness Alliance is recognizing that its primary mission to kick ACES is even more critical now. The Alliance has leaned on its multiple community partnerships to offer Resiliency Training to an unprecedented number of educators, mental health practitioners and health care providers this summer.
Unable to host face-to-face meetings and workshops, the Alliance and its partners organized two weeks of online training to educate the community about 1) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), 2) the ramifications for children’s growth and development, and 3) strategies that education and healthcare personnel can implement in their daily interactions with vulnerable children and their families.
These online workshops engaged more than 650 participants over a two-week period and included participants from other states and other countries who are interested in the important work our partners are doing to make Cape May County a trauma-informed community. Participants from Cape May County shared ideas and participated in conversations with educators from Australia, India, South Africa and Mexico as well as individuals from Maryland, Indiana, and other school districts in New Jersey. This representation reminds us that we are addressing a need that communities are facing throughout the country and around the world. We are looking forward to presenting a follow-up workshop in October 2020 where we can continue conversations with new friends and colleagues about this critical work.