Community Training & Empowerment

Training and education designed to translate strength-based knowledge to workable resilience resources and programming

The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience provides a variety of training, empowerment, and peer support opportunities through the Community Training and Empowerment division. From organizational peer support training for employees, to community trainings and workshops on becoming trauma-informed, to the various GRIT trainings, Community Training & Empowerment teaches the skills needed to build mental health resiliency.     

Find the resources you need to get resilience training or peer support for yourself, your community, or your organization. In the links below, you can connect with and learn about the various services available through the programs.


Program Basics

Community Training and Empowerment Program Diagram



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First Priority Peer Support Program

The First Priority Peer Support Program provides a powerful way for organizations to support employees experiencing stress or trauma, including secondary traumatic stress and burnout. The program offers training for volunteers within your organization to become Peer Supporters, providing them with the tools and knowledge necessary to offer support to colleagues experiencing stress or burnout.


Trauma Training Program

The Trauma Training Program is an online program designed to give professionals and students a basic understanding of the symptoms, impact, and treatment of trauma in several populations. Past students include victims’ advocates, police officers, graduate, and undergraduate students from a variety of fields, healthcare workers, and individuals who have experienced stress or trauma themselves. The program offers two eight-week courses, including articles, videos, media, and informed discussions.


Community Trainings & Workshops Program

Lastly, our Community Trainings & Workshops program offers organizations and communities a range of mental health and wellness workshops, including stress management, conflict resolution, and communications training. One example is our Resilient Families Academy. Choose from our array of workshops to find the right fit for your team. Contact us today to learn more about how our programs can help support your organization's mental health and wellness.



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