Center for Trauma Resilient Communities


How CTRC meets its mission:

  • Using the current science of trauma resilience and organizational development, we move people from information to action.
  • We work with leaders to build a trauma-responsive and trauma resilient culture which helps to decrease burnout and turnover, increase compassion and accountability, and improve overall organizational health and effectiveness.
  • Workforce development begins with helping the “helpers” build resilience to chronic stress and exposure to secondary trauma while supporting leaders to implement structures for safety, self-care, and wellness.
  • Organizational capacity is built by developing internal trainers who help change the culture through our Train the Trainer curriculum, coaching, and certification.
  • Customized approaches fit your specific needs and help you move from trauma theory to creating trauma resilience.

Why we do this:

  • Trauma has a powerful impact on individuals, organizations, communities, and entire systems.
  • Organizations are impacted by chronic stress and organizational trauma and can become toxic environments that add more adverse experiences to those they serve, rather than being healing environments.
  • Such a working environment may have a detrimental effect on the care providers, leading to compassion fatigue, vicarious and secondary trauma, and burnout.
  • Our goal is to build trauma-responsive organizations that share trauma knowledge, understanding, language, practices, values, commitments, and culture.


Our model is flexible and customized for any audience based on your particular needs. CTRC can provide:

  • Keynote Addresses
  • Introduction to Trauma & Resilience
  • Introduction to ACEs
  • Trauma 101
  • Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction Training
  • Organization and Community Readiness Assessments
  • Cultural Mapping
  • Collaboration Mapping
  • Community Engagement Processes
  • Intensive Train-the-Trainer Workshops
  • Ongoing Consultation and Technical Assistance

For additional information, please click on the buttons below or email our staff.

Marni Eisner
Director of Business Development

Tammy Smith
Administrative Assistant

Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

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