January 26, 2021 Webinar: New ITRC Mental Wellness and Resilience Policy
Developed through extensive research and supported by a team of 20 experts, the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC) has developed a Mental Wellness and Resilience Policy to prevent and heal individual and collective traumas generated by climate change, other emergencies, and relentless pileups of toxic stresses. The goal of the policy is to build capacity within the entire population for mental wellness and resilience that pushes back against externally-generated climate individual and collective traumas.
In specific, the ITRC policy calls for culturally-grounded prevention and healing focused community-based, population-wide initiatives to be launched to: a) teach all adults and youth trauma-informed mental wellness and resilience information and skills; b) enhance personal, family, and community strengths; c) build and connect social support networks across cultural, economic, and geographic boundaries; d) empower residents to take responsibility for resilience within their neighborhoods; and e) motivate local voluntary, non-profit, private, and public organizations to adopt practices and policies that can build a local culture of mental wellness and resilience.
What you will learn during the January 26 webinar:
• Why disaster mental health, direct service programs, and single-person clinical treatments will remain important, but cannot address the scale or scope of the mental health and psycho-social-spiritual problems generated by the climate crisis, other emergencies such as the pandemic, and relentless toxic stresses generated by sociocultural-economic-technological factors.
• Why community-based, culturally-grounded, population-level mental wellness and resilience initiatives are essential to successfully prevent and heal accelerating individual and collective traumas.
• The core elements of community-based, culturally-grounded, population-level mental wellness and resilience initiatives, how to organize them, and the many benefits they provide for individuals, children, families, private, non-profit, and the public organizations nationwide and globally.
• Federal, state, and local policies needed to foster and sustain community-based, multisystemic, population-level mental wellness and resilience initiatives.
• Core topics covered in the ITRC training program in community-based, culturally grounded, population-level mental wellness and resilience initiatives that begins in February.