We are a network in Central Florida collaborating across sectors and communities to transform our region into one of prevention, hope, healing, and resilience for all.
The Resilience Network meets every other month as a group to learn, grow, and collaborate across sectors.
This book club was set up by PJI to encourage a common read of books related to the theme of Creating a Resilient Community. To date, we have read the following:
Click here to learn more about the 2024 Common Read and register for in-person discussion sessions.
The Creating a Resilient Community: From Trauma to Healing Conference is an annual initiative that hosts cutting-edge keynote speakers and convenes participants to explore community wellness, positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs), and trauma-informed practices that can transform our region into one of prevention, hope, healing and resilience for all.
ACEs cost governments hundreds of billions of dollars per year due to:
As a nonprofit, you are likely working on the front lines serving populations that are trauma-impacted. Trauma informed policies within your organization can help you better cater to the populations you serve, and avoid different types of exposure like revictimization, burnout and secondary traumatic stress.
Trauma informed practices in the educational setting have shown to effectively reduce:
Trauma informed policies can help employers to address:
In Central Florida, a collective impact movement led by the Peace and Justice Institute is underway to create a more resilient, trauma informed, community.
In 2019, local leaders asked us to convene a conference that would educate the community about the human and societal impacts of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, and toxic stress. Since then, there has been enormous interest in keeping the momentum going around this work in Central Florida. Bimonthly meetings have been held since 2019 and we have grown into a network of 600+ individuals from 300+ organizations in all sectors of Central Florida.
The group, now called the Resilience Network, has defined ourselves as “a network collaborating across sectors and communities to transform our region into one of prevention, hope, healing, and resilience for all.”
Create Shared Understanding about the Science of Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences and Interventions for Healing
Expand the Resilience Network’s Sector Representation, Accountability and Community Leadership
Learn, Collaborate and Deepen Connections as a Community Network
Leverage Our Impact Through Research, Data, Policy and Advocacy
2023 East Central Florida Regional Planning Council Diamond Award Winner—Health and Equity
2019 Recognition from the Governor’s Office for “efforts to create a resilient Central Florida”