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 connection 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. Our 101 workshops are designed to give you a base understanding of our shared language. This will support productive conversations within our collaboratives and the community at large. For deep understanding, we provide additional resources and connection to training opportunities.