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Understanding trauma and building resilience are crucial skills in various fields in every community. NRV Recovery Ecosystem staff Julie Fox and Ryan Stanley joined NRV CARES Director Andi Golusky to provide Trauma and Resiliency Basics training for Giles County Administration staff. “We had our maintenance supervisor, county attorney, grant writers, emergency services director, safety coordinator, and some admin staff. It is our hope that regardless of who our staff is interacting with, that we would consider the potential trauma that causes people to act the way they do, and extend a little more grace and empathy” said Giles County Administrator Chris McKlarney.

This was one of many scheduled trainings the NRV Resiliency Network is providing to organizations across the New River Valley. Offering free trauma training for everyone can help raise awareness and equip people with essential skills to support individuals who have experienced trauma. Anyone or any organization interested in participating in Trauma and Resiliency Basics training through our local Trauma Informed Community Network, the NRV Resiliency Network, can contact Julie Fox jfox@nrvrc.org.