Hanna Institute has partnered with the International Trauma Center to build and implement Resilient Sonoma, a comprehensive model for community mental health that provides a cost-effective continuum of evidence-based trauma-informed care training and consultation.
Rooted in the Self-Healing Communities model, Resilient Sonoma develops strong networks of collaboration to support trauma recovery and promote individual and community resilience. Our efforts take shape and are resourced in a variety of ways, including the following.
Community gatherings provide an opportunity for information sharing, learning and connection. Our film screening and speaker series enable the development of common language, the surfacing of innovative ideas and the cultivation of non-traditional partnerships.
We work to bring intellectual resources to our community through our Speakers Series. Speakers have included:
Shortly before the fires of 2017, we launched a year long battery of courses in Trauma Informed Care. The result was capacity building throughout our region, with over 50 schools and 300 professionals trained in collaboration with the Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma County Department of Public Health, and more.
We have trained or provided consulting services to over 100 agencies throughout Northern California around TIC practices and disaster resiliency. These have included training efforts in response to the 2017 October Wild Fires. Agency who have received or are currently receiving training or consulting services include:
We have presented at a series of conferences around the country speaking to aspects of our work around self-healing communities in Sonoma Valley.
Funded by Gary and Marcia Nelson since 2016, this program involves a complete school transformation including providing Licensed Clinician on-site, Ongoing Teacher Development, In-Classroom Behavior Assessment, KINNECT – a pro-social arts based intervention for students in 4thand 5thgrade, and RAINBOWDANCE* – an expressive arts therapy for students TK-3rd.
*Harvard assessment recently declared RAINBOWDANCE Evidence Based in regulating Social Emotional Learning in conjunction with a rise in academics
In collaboration with La Luz, we host the AVANCE family training program for Spanish speaking families and their children.
We are currently collaborating with the Center For Youth Wellness and Latino Service Providers on translating and including Trauma Informed Care 101 in their Community Health Workers training, which supplies peer to peer support within Spanish speaking neighborhoods throughout Sonoma County.
A 2 year initiative to collaborate with Sonoma Valley Unified School District, Sonoma Valley Non-Profits, and the Sonoma Valley Community Health Clinic to
A collaboration with La Luz and Raizes Collective to translate ACEs material and create a series of culturally sustaining workshops for Spanish speaking community
To hold Spanish language community education events around the effects of Trauma and Stress on Mental/Behavioral Health
To help train more early childhood professionals in the expressive arts therapy RAINBOWDANCE