Resilient Midlands

Addressing Childhood Trauma

Resilient Midlands (RM), formerly Resilient Richland, is a movement to turn the Midlands of South Carolina into a trauma informed, resilient community. RM is focused on trauma experienced during childhood and teen years.
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DONATION DRIVE

Resiliency Drive Kits

^Resilient Midlands is collecting items for schools participating in the Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC).

You can help by hosting a drive as a collection site or by donating any of the items listed. Donating is easy! Simply click the Amazon Wish List link below to purchase items and have them delivered directly to United Way. Items may also be dropped off or shipped to United Way, 1818 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201.

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Upcoming

Collateral Consequences

Come hear how having an incarcerated parent during childhood affected their relationship and learn what it took for the parent to become part of the family again. Guest speakers include Lester Young, Path2Redemption and Corey Coleman, Midlands Fatherhood Coalition.

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 Tiffany Johnson 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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What is Resilient Midlands?

Resilient Midlands is a coalition of agencies throughout the Midlands working hard to create awareness of the lingering effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and reduce constant exposure to toxic stress that negatively impacts childhood development. It is our mission to offset complex trauma by building resilience in our communities, that ability to overcome adversity despite the difficulty.

Youth Outreach

Juvenile Justice Jeopardy

Juvenile Justice (JJJ) is an interactive game played just like the television show that is meant to test the knowledge of middle/high-school aged kids (12 -18) on street laws that pertain to them. The information and scenarios help youth navigate interactions with their peers as well as law enforcement to encourage positive outcomes. The goal is to engage kids in important conversation about the juvenile justice system and help them gain a better understanding of their rights by sharing strategies that discourages negative consequences.

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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

Oct 26

Resiliency Kit Drive

Collecting items through January 13, 2023

Resilient Midlands is collecting items for schools participating in the Midlands Reading Consortium (MRC). You can help by hosting a drive as a collection site or by donating any of the items listed. Donating is easy! Simply click the Amazon Wish List link below to purchase items and have them...

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