Resilient Richland

Addressing Childhood Trauma

Resilient Richland 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 Richland 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.

See our list of upcoming resiliency trainings.

Contact Jennifer Moore at 803.733.5421 to find out other ways you can get involved.

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 Richland, 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 20

Askable Adult Training

Thursday, February 20, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

As part of our Youth & Resiliency Training Series. This event will be held at United Way of the Midlands, 1818 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

May 20

Human Trafficking Training

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Human trafficking is a hidden underground crime that has been in existence for centuries, yet many professionals have not had a basic educational workshop on the topic. This “101” workshop will help Social Workers and general public become better informed by defining and describing human trafficking...

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