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.


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.


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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Understanding Mind Traps

  Self-awareness is a core skill set of any successful leader. Frankly, it is a core skill set for all compassionate human beings. Among other things, awareness begins by knowing our brain and recognizing our vulnerability to get stuck in the trappings of our own mind. Thus, removing barriers to manage relationships and make better … Continue reading Understanding Mind Traps

Why Good Initiatives Fail

Anyone who has ever worked for a human service organization, has witnessed a steady stream of new initiatives that seem destined to fail before they ever get off the ground. We have all seen the eye rolls and heard the groans of skeptical employees thinking “here we go again.” I once worked with an organization … Continue reading Why Good Initiatives Fail

Boundaries: What are they and why do we need them?

Relationships are a fundamental part of being human. We are wired to connect with each other as a source of both healing and survival. With every relationship, personal or professional, comes the need for boundaries. Boundaries are the invisible lines that keep us physically and emotionally safe while effectively functioning. They govern what we are … Continue reading Boundaries: What are they and why do we need them?

Compassion Fatigue is not just a Social Service Problem

This past month, CNN reported on an Uber internal memo acknowledging that their special investigative unit is beginning to suffer the impact of investigating everything from assaults, threats and other traumatic incidents. In the social service world, we call this “Compassion Fatigue” or secondary traumatic stress. It occurs in high stress occupations that involve exposure … Continue reading Compassion Fatigue is not just a Social Service Problem

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