Connecting Northwest Georgia to Trauma & Poverty Resources

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Trauma/Poverty Capacity Building + Awareness

Leads to Systems Change & Resiliency

Utilizing Our Website

The Building a Region of Resilience Initiative is a Resilient Georgia, grant-funded project. It is designed to build capacity, increase community awareness and advocate for systems change that improves resilience and long-term outcomes for children and families in northwest Georgia.

Becoming trauma- and/or poverty-competent is a journey. Like all journeys it begins with taking the first step, in this case making a commitment to change. It will take time to build your capacity and skills. In the meantime, you can start building resilience today by:

  • Being mindful and aware of your facial expressions, body language and affect.

  • Being compassionate, attempting to make a connections and disarm fear.

  • Giving voice to needs and concerns in a meaningful way so that you can help develop self-efficacy and the ability to self-regulate.

Finally, get curious! Build your understanding, capacity and skill set to address poverty/trauma and the needs of traumatized children, parents and families. The purpose of this page is to get you started. Our aim is to connect you to the myriad of information, trainings, websites, videos, books and tools that are available from experts and champions in the field. Be sure to connect with the resources that best align with your poverty- and trauma-competency goals.

These pages will help you get to know the difference between types of trauma and poverty, their root causes and effects, and proven approaches to creating resilience.

Content includes:

  • Vocabulary and common languages

  • Effects of poverty, trauma and stress on brain development, behavior, and long-term outcomes for children, families and communities

  • Identify and connect with trainings, capacity building resources, relevant theories, interventions and community of practice opportunities

  • Find options for self-directed study

Fiscal Year 2021 Project Update

Floyd-NW GA Grantee Annual Report Summer 2021 - FINAL 7.22.21.pdf

Fiscal Year 2022 Priorities

As we transition into the second year of our project, we are excited to share our FY22 Priority Map. This document outlines our work to alleviate poverty and trauma and how it aligns with the Strengthening Families framework and regional and state initiatives.

FY22 BRR Priority Mapping.pdf

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A Community of Support and Learning

This private Facebook Group is intended to be a community of learning and support that provides our partners and their staff the opportunity to share ideas, information and resources; ask for and receive support and encouragement; connect to resources; and build resilience in order to inspire it in others. Link to FB Group:

We are continually working to add videos, websites, books, tools and resources that will contribute to the building of knowledge and capacity. If you have additional video recommendations, please email them to

The Building a Region of Resilience Initiative is a Resilient Georgia, grant-funded project. To learn more about our funders, visit them online at: