Resilient Midlands

Addressing Childhood Trauma

Resilient Midlands is a coalition of public and private agencies that individually recognized the impact of trauma on children and families and committed to a collective response.

Why focus on childhood trauma?

Trauma experienced during childhood impairs development, and its harmful effects can last a lifetime. The early experience of trauma is more common than people think and has a tremendous cost to our community. 

We can help prevent trauma. But we must first acknowledge it exists. 

Resilient Midlands aims to reduce the stigma of trauma and equip individuals and organizations with information and skills to build resilience among children and youth. 

Join us.

Contact Andre Goodman at 803.733.5417 to find out other ways you can get involved.

What's your ACE Score? (And your Resilience Score?)

An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. Your Resilience score is how you tally the positive experiences in early life that can help build resilience and protect you from the effects of trauma.

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Help them thrive

We are partnering with school systems, hospitals, and other community organizations to train them to recognize the symptoms of trauma and respond appropriately. More than 20 agencies are now engaged in planning strategies to address childhood trauma.

Take another look

First Sergeant Shawn McDaniels talks about his own experience with childhood trauma. Through Resilient Midlands, McDaniels is helping to train Richland County Sheriffs and School Resource Officers to look at misbehavior in a more thoughtful, holistic way so that they can address the real source of the problem.

Upcoming Events

Feb 03

Understanding Poverty Culture

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM.

When individuals are in poverty for 2 or more generations, a new culture emerges. This culture has its own values, language and hidden rules. If we fail to recognize and understand this culture, we will engage this community in ineffective and potentially harmful ways. This training will seek to...

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