Cultivating Human Resiliency is devoted to building resilient communities by providing professional training and organizational development services to human service organizations. We combine knowledge and experience with new learning in social research and neuroscience.

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Cultivating Human Resiliency offers products and services that are innovative, effective and customized to meet the needs of your organization.

We provide interactive professional trainings, using cutting edge knowledge delivered by experienced trainers. Our organizational development services are designed to support organizations through leadership development, program design and trauma-informed consultation.


Ever since the results of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) were published in 1998, we have known the profound impact trauma and adversity has on lives. However, this was only the beginning of the story. The negative effects of trauma and the destructive trajectory it can cause does not have to be a destined outcome. Through neuroscience and social research, we are discovering ways in which human resiliency can be nurtured and cultivated.

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We are all connected through our relationships and communities and we are all impacted by trauma and adversity. Therefore, everyone can benefit from resiliency. Resiliency refers to the skill sets and mindsets that help us to overcome adversity and successfully navigate life. To support resiliency in children and families we need resilient relationships, resilient organizations and resilient communities.

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Are you getting tired of hearing about self-care?

You might not be alone. The other day, while connecting with old friends, someone mentioned “self-care.” My friend, a middle-school teacher, indicated with a tone of exasperation that she was “so tired of hearing about self-care.” She went on to tell us that she is bombarded with emails from her school about how they should … Continue reading Are you getting tired of hearing about self-care?

Do Helping Organizations Experience Compassion Fatigue?

As the events of 2020 have turned our attention to helping professionals, compassion fatigue awareness is on the rise.  In my book, The Compassion Fatigued Organization: Restoring Compassion to Helping Professionals, I examine the mindsets and response patterns that can lead to compassion fatigue in the individual. But compassion fatigue is not just a problem … Continue reading Do Helping Organizations Experience Compassion Fatigue?

Compassion Fatigue and Covid

How does the pandemic impact helping professionals? Compassion fatigue is hardly a new phenomenon. Helping professionals have long experienced the impact of chronic exposure to secondary trauma and stress associated with their work. But circumstances created with the Covid-19 pandemic could be challenging compassionate helpers on a whole new level. Compassion fatigue impacts those in … Continue reading Compassion Fatigue and Covid

Did you know that compassion can relieve stress?

There is no doubt there has been plenty of reason for anxiety in the last few weeks. Though some have responded with panic and greed, it warms my heart to hear of the many acts of compassion happening in our communities. People are sewing masks for health care providers or going out of their way … Continue reading Did you know that compassion can relieve stress?

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