Community resilience and connected relationships
Building compassionate communities
Level: 3 | Modules: 1 | Hours: 10
Resilience is important for every human, and much attention has been given to how individual resilience can be developed and supported. But even more important at periods of global challenge is understanding how communities can become more resilient, so that individuals can be safely held through turbulent times and experience recovery from trauma. Compassionate reason, a motivational state which underpins both individual and community resilience, results in the connected relationships which are essential. This course explores the interplay between individual and community resilience, and how each of us can play a part in developing and sustaining compassionate communities.
Target audience: Public services workforce
Learning outcomes / assessment criteria
Understand key issues in building compassionate communities
- Explain key factors in community resilience
- Clarify how individual resilience and community resilience may depend upon each other
- Explain how community resilience contributes to recovery from trauma
Understand how resilience mapping contributes to building compassionate communities
- Outline how mapping resilience can inform and support community responses to trauma
- Explain how mapping can enable people to build individual resilience
- Clarify how key people in the network can promote individual and community resilience
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