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CRM Basic Training

  • Duke Regional Hospital Auditorium 3643 North Roxboro Street Durham, NC, 27704 United States (map)

The Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) is a groundbreaking wellness initiative that provides a non-judgmental perspective on normal human reactions to stress or trauma. The primary focus of this skills-based model is to reset the nervous system’s natural balance. The CRM skills help people understand their nervous system and learn to track sensations connected to their own well-being. Using the wisdom of their own bodies, people experience rapid relief from stress-related symptoms, as well as an increased sense of control over future wellness. 

The CRM model is easily learned and accessible regardless of age, culture or educational level. The tools gained in this workshop are useful for self- care and can be taught as a peer-to- peer intervention in a variety of contexts. CRM is now a nationwide initiative that aims to build health and resiliency within communities.

People who have highly stressful life situations, jobs, and/or work with individuals experiencing stress or trauma can use the CRM skills. CRM skills are being used in hospitals, classrooms, community centers and faith communities across the US.

Elaine Miller-Karas, LCSW, and co-founder of the Trauma Resource Institute in California, will be co-facilitating the workshop. Elaine is the co-creator of the Community and Trauma Resiliency Models and author of Building Resilience to Trauma, the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models. Elaine has led hundreds of trainings working with diverse populations across the US and the world.

Created by the Trauma Resource Institute in California, CRM is now a nationwide initiative that aims to build health and wellness within communities. For more information about the Community Resiliency Model contact:


This program has been approved for the following credits:

  • Category A NC Psychology Credit: This program will provide 6.5 contact hours (Category A) of continuing education for North Carolina Psychologists.
  • Wake AHEC CEU(s): Wake AHEC will provide 0.7 CEU to participants upon completion of this activity.

A participant must attend 100% of the program to receive credit. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Contact Hours: Wake AHEC will provide up to 6.5 Contact Hours to participants. 


Friday, March 23 - 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


$210 Registration Fee: Includes continuing education credits, training materials, and snacks. Lunch is on your own.

$60 Cancellation Fee if received before 5 p.m. on March 20, 2018. 

For more information about registration, contact Lorie Houston at or 919-350-0471. 

Earlier Event: March 9
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Later Event: May 31
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