Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative
The traumatic events of the North Bay wildfires have profoundly affected our individual emotional and physical health, our social functioning, our overall well-being, and the health and security of our community. Unresolved, this distress can damage our health and limit our potential for rebuilding a strong community.
The Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative, being spearheaded by Santa Rosa Community Health, is working in partnership across our community and with The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, whose curriculum is the foundation for the program. The vision for the Collaborative is to develop our local capacity for healing, empower lay people with comprehensive tools, build the social connections that are the predictor of community resilience, and prevent the progression of stress and trauma into more serious social, mental, physical, and social impacts a potential for rebuilding a strong community.
How to Participate:
Join diverse Sonoma County community members in this dynamic initiative where you will experience evidence-based self-care tools for effectively addressing personal and professional stress after the fires, network with peers, and learn an evidence-based model to self-healing and coping skills. 106 people completed the first cohort in January and are eagerly preparing to implement the training in their workplaces and communities.
Below is a Master Calendar with workshops and skills groups being held throughout the county. Workshops are a one time 2-4 hour session in which you will learn about the collaborative and mind-body medicine. Skill groups are ongoing small groups of 8-10 participants with eight two-hour sessions. To participate in an Open Skills Group you must commit to the eight sessions and contact the facilitator before the first day of the group for space availability. Please click on the event for facilitator contact information. If you do not see a group that works with your schedule or if you would like to bring a workshop or skills group to your workplace and/or community please complete this interest form .
Partners in the Work:
The Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative has been endorsed and adapted as a part of Sonoma County Health Action.
The Sonoma Community Resilience Collaborative is generously supported by: