Have you ever had a question and didn’t know where to find the answer? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
This section is a compilation of answers to the questions most commonly asked by our constituents. Just start by following one of the links below. If you can’t find the question you wanted to ask, don’t hesitate to contact us.
- What does Resilient Georgia do?
- What is Resilient Georgia's Mission?
- What is Early Brain Development and how do I support it?
- Why is awareness and early intervention essential for a thriving child?
- What is Toxic Stress and how does it impact a developing child?
- What are ACES?
- Why is the prevention of ACEs and awareness/education necessary?
- What is Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and why is it so important?
- What does it mean to be Resilient?
- What can I do to help a child in my life flourish?
Resilient Georgia is dedicated to aligning public and private efforts and resources across the state that support resiliency for all persons aged 0-26 and their families. This includes the use of essential tools such as education/teaching/training, workforce development, policy strengthening, practical research and evaluation.
What is Resilient Georgia's Mission?
Our mission at Resilient Georgia is to lead a state-wide coalition to develop a closely aligned trauma-informed public and private network working toward a united vision to create a birth through 26-year-old integrated behavioral health system.
What is Early Brain Development and how do I support it?
A child’s brain development grows rapidly before they are even born and in early childhood. Brain development is dependent on many factors including healthy nutrition, a safe environment free of stress, and their experiences with other people and the world. A nurturing and responsive home, free from neglect and chronic stress is key for their brain development and growth. Children should be able to play, explore, interact with others, be spoken to with lots of interaction, and responded to sensitively.
Why is awareness and early intervention essential for a thriving child?
In the first few years of a child’s life, over a million new neural connections are formed every second! Early interaction with adults is key to a child’s brain growth.
What is Toxic Stress and how does it impact a developing child?
Toxic stress, or chronic and unrelenting stress in early childhood, can be toxic to the developing brain and can damage a developing brain’s architecture. This can lead to lifelong problems with learning, behavior, and physical and mental health.
What are ACES?
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18.
Why is the prevention of ACEs and awareness/education necessary?
Early adversity can affect a child for a lifetime and increase their chances of developing chronic diseases, engaging in risky health behaviors, and even early death. Early prevention and awareness can impact a child’s health for a lifetime and allow their developing brains the chance to continue to flourish. When there are more ACEs present in a child’s life, healthy brain development is often neglected and toxic stress increases.
What is Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and why is it so important?
Trauma Informed Care is a treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both consumers and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
What does it mean to be Resilient?
Resilience is the ability to overcome adversity. Resent studies suggest that children with at least one caring, stable adult in their life can lead resilient, successful lives even if they must overcome serious trauma and/or hardships. Safe, stable and nurturing relationships can often lessen the consequences of ACEs.
What can I do to help a child in my life flourish?
Join Resilient Georgia and always be the first to know about what's going on with our organization and learn about upcoming opportunities. Visit http://www.resilientga.org today.
Learn more about Resiliency and how you can help a child. Visit http://cmgeorgia.org/ today to learn about how effective relationships with a caring adult can help foster a child’s brain development and allow them grow and flourish for a lifetime.
Reduce the stigma; talk to the young people in your life about feelings and show you care. Spend time talking and interacting with them about their day. Celebrate their interests, build their skills, and be responsive.
Visit https://www.strong4life.com/en/pages/behavior/articles/resilience-helping-kids-deal-with-lifes-ups-and-downs for easy tips you can do today.
Watch a Ted Talk about these topics to learn more. Visit http://www.resilientga.org/news-events/informative-videos.html
Visit https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/infographics/6_principles_trauma_info.htm to learn more about the 6 Guiding Principles to a Trauma Informed Approach