About Resiliency LLC
Resiliency LLC is a partnership that provides consultation and training for the human dimension and mental health aspects of crisis and disaster.
The human dimension encompasses human behavior, human experience, and human nature related to connectedness, hope, meaning, safety, stress, risk, social support, threat, and teamwork. The mental health approach addresses people’s fears, motivation, reactions, conflicts and, most importantly, resilience when confronted by danger in addition to considering Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and other trauma-related disorders.
Resiliency LLC is dedicated to enhancing
individual, organization, and community resilience
For School Communities:
Boston Marathon Bombing
We at Resiliency extend our heartfelt wishes to the many who were injured in body and/or mind and our sympathies to the families and friends of those who died from this violent act of evil. We thank all who responded - both professional first responders and civilians - and administered to and comforted the wounded. We thank the government authorities and federal, state, and local law enforcement for their superb efforts that rapidly ended the ongoing threat. The family of the officer who died in the line of duty and all his law enforcement colleagues are in our thoughts. We wish a speedy recovery to the officer who was wounded.
This excellent essay emphasizes the importance of community resiliency in the face of terrorism.
A resilient workforce in a resilient workplace
We are shocked by the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy has propelled the nation into action. People are speaking out and demanding an end to these horrific acts of violence. Parents and schools are concerned about school safety.
Schools must always prevent and prepare. School safety is paramount. This is the time for schools to double down and invigorate their efforts.
Resiliency LLC provides comprehensive training on the human dimension and mental health aspects of crisis and disaster. Our evidence-based Resiliency Model is the core of our programs that help people to enhance their resilience in a dangerous world. We concentrate on the human behavior related to each emergency management phase ranging from mitigation of violence and promoting safety for prevention, then preparedness for any crisis or disaster, next what to do for response when a disaster unfortunately strikes, and finally, the skills for recovery from trauma and tragedy.
We are offering our People Helping People: Crisis Counselor Team (CCT) Training for schools. This two-day training for select guidance counselors, psychologists, nurses, social workers, teachers, and substance abuse professionals emphasizes:
Safety Mind Set – People often are not mindful of risks. We often proceed with our everyday lives as if nothing will happen. If we think that something will happen, we usually don’t think about it happening at our school. If we think something will happen at our school, individuals often don’t think it will happen to them. Awareness and assessment of risk is the basis for safety and prevention.
All Hazards Approach – Most school emergency management programs usually focus on the big four - mass shooting, natural disasters, pandemic, and terrorism. Statistically, school communities more likely will experience student vehicular death, suicide, or a student, teacher, or coach death from illness. A common story is that a group of teenagers, usually at the end of the school year, are involved in a motor vehicle crash. Perhaps alcohol or drugs are involved. Speeding or racing could be another factor. Frequently these crashes result in the tragic death of at least one beloved teenager who had a bright future. School bus accidents are the most likely crashes that involve students. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death of 15 to 24 year olds. 13.8% of high school students seriously consider suicide.
Practical Things to Do – “ABC’s of Caring for Children,” “Self-Care Savvy” “Things to Say” “Things to Avoid Saying” “The 8 Actions of Psychological First Aid” and so much more.
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V. Alex Kehayan, EdD Joseph C. Napoli, MD
Preparedness is vital!