Community Resilience Initiative Newsletter

June 23 & 24, 9:00 – 12:30 PDT
Conference Summary | Agenda | Speakers

Based on the concept of Speed Dating, we will bring you state-of-the-art information, but in the condensed, powerful format of twenty-minute sessions that are easy to digest and remember. We will feature 5 adverse categories—childhood, community, culture, circuitry and catastrophic—and 5 resilience themes to parallel the 5 adverse categories.

 The neurological threat response is the important link to understanding the trauma from events and circumstances at the heart of the adverse childhood experience study.  Comprehending the threat response allows us to recognize the variations in the human experience in different contexts that can lead to trauma.

Click here to view full evidence brief

We are pleased to announce our new DIGITAL, ON DEMAND version of the Real Life Super Heroes game!

Our Super Heroes game introduces ten very special children, facing challenging life experiences such as homelessness and bullying. Beautiful child-friendly graphics show how we can learn to manage our responses to stress by building a toolkit of strategies. This is an interactive online game, encouraging use of the 42 resilience strategies from the child-focused deck of cards, from a child’s perspective.

Click here to view the On Demand Real Life Super Heroes Game

  CRI’s Signature Training and Training of Training Course registration is now open!

*Course 1 is a pre-requisite for Course 2, Course 3, Course 1 Training of Trainers, and Workshop. Course 1 and 2 are pre-requisites for Course 2 Training of Trainers 

Family Palooza To-Go!

You are invited to participate in the spring Family Palooza event: Family Palooza To Go! On May 8, Family Palooza will partner with Skagit Kids Read Week to share information with families about all the many resources available in our community. Although Skagit Kids Read Week will host a live event in the parking lot at Fashion Place Mall, we understand that your organization may not be prepared to participate in a live event. So we are offering Family Palooza To Go, here is what it will look like:

  1. We are inviting organizations to contribute a flyer about a program, a service, or just a general overview of services provided. We encourage you to provide the flyer in English and Spanish. Consider providing 100-200 flyers.
  1. Make it fun! Remember a million years ago when we used to do Family Palooza in person and organizations were encouraged to contribute a give away for the kids? Consider adding a small giveway to your flyer – crayons, silly putty, books, small toys, etc. These small tokens add a special touch!
  1. Drop off your flyer to United General District 304 WIC office – 2031 Hospital Dr, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 between 9-3pm Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday. Flyers are due to UGD 304 on MAY 3.
  1. Once we have all the flyers and giveaways gathered, we will place them in a bag with a QR code sticker on the front that directs families to to learn more.
  1. Family Palooza To Go bags will be distributed to families (one per family) during the Skagit Kids Read Week event on May 8 in the parking lot at the Children’s Museum of Skagit County.

Community Education Workshop: Victim Rights

Join us for a FREE virtual Community Education Workshop!

Every April the office for Victims of Crime leads communities in their yearly observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCRW). This year NCVRC is April 18-24, and the the is “Support Victims, Build Trust, Engage Communities.”

NCVRW is designed to promote victims rights. In that spirit, VSS is hosting a FREE workshop on Victims Rights on April 25th.

The one-hour workshop will be hosted by Amanda Petrowski, the Snohomish County Victim Services Coordinator. During the workshop, Amanda will be giving participants a look into Washington State’s Crime Victims Bill of Rights.

The best part, is that this event is open to anyone who is interested in learning!

The workshop is coming up quicly, so be sure to register today! Have any questions, or trouble registering? Email Amanda at