TRI Updates: June 2019


General News

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion


In May, we hired Reena Patel as our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant to help us continue in our efforts to bring a conscious equity lens to our existing trainings in order to highlight the critical need for diversity and inclusion to be a part of the discussion on trauma and wellness. Reena teaches a course on this subject at Arizona State University School of Social Work and will be helping coordinate our efforts — with the help of our diversity committee — in bringing equity integration into our CRM® and TRM® offerings. We are thrilled to have her as part of the TRI Team! You can learn more about Reena in the "About" section of our website.


Thank you, Nick!

In January, Nick took a leave of absence from TRI and relocated to New York, NY, to complete a temporary consultancy at the UN to help strengthen their mental health and psychosocial support programs worldwide. With much deliberation, Nick ended his tenure in May as TRI’s Director of Program Development, having decided to remain in New York and pursue other interests. He remains a wonderful ambassador of TRI (he’s already put us in contact with other organizations interested in our models!) and will continue to be available as a certified CRM® Teacher. Thank you, Nick, to all that you’ve done and continue to do to help foster resilient communities!


Welcome aboard, Elsa!

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We recently hired Elsa Matsumoto, LCSW, as our new Program Development Manager. We are very excited to have her come on board this month as TRI’s newest employee! She will be instrumental in developing and managing proposals for new training opportunities, as well as developing strategies for capturing the impact of TRM® and CRM® trainings. She will be working to communicate such findings internally and to the public as a means of raising awareness to the work of TRI. In addition, as a licensed therapist she will lend her clinical experience to the role of CRM® and TRM® trainer/facilitator, with the added bonus of being bilingual in Spanish and English. You can learn more about Elsa by visiting the “About” section of the website. Please join us in welcoming our newest member of the TRI Team!

Trauma Resiliency Model®

  • Curriculum Update

    The TRM® Level 1 materials have been updated and are currently being piloted in upcoming TRM Level 1 trainings. The PowerPoint has been revamped and there is updated content on ACEs, “Moral Injury” and more. As the material becomes fine-tuned, we will be rolling it out to a wider audience.

  • Upcoming TRM® Trainings:

    • July

    • August

      • 15-17: Claremont, CA (TRM® Level 1 )

    • September

      • 3-5: Santa Barbara, CA (TRM® Level 1)*

      • 15-16: Belfast, Northern Ireland (TRM® Level 1)

      • 27-29: Missoula, MT (TRM® Level 1)

*Closed to the public.

Community Resiliency Model®

  • Monthly CRM® Skills Practice Groups

    The monthly CRM® Skills Practice Group — which are free to any CRM® Skills Teacher who is either working toward certification or has already been certified, but wants extra group consultation — are a success! The CRM® Skills Practice Group is optional and are meant just to provide added instruction, CRM® updates, group consultation and observations of the skills in action.

  • Curriculum Update

    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. The CRM® materials have also recently been updated and are currently being piloted in CRM® Teacher Trainings and orientations throughout the US. The PowerPoint has been revamped and there is updated content on ACEs, interoception and more. As the material becomes fine-tuned, we will be making it available to our certified CRM® Teachers.

  • Upcoming CRM® Trainings:

    • July

      • 8-12: HOPICS, Los Angeles, CA (CRM® Teacher Training)*

      • 8-12: BenchmarksNC, Thomasville, NC (CRM® Teacher Training)*

      • 22-26: Claremont, CA (CRM® Teacher Training)

    • August

      • 28: CRM® Teacher Re-Certification Webinar (online training)

    • September

      • 9-13: Belfast, NI (CRM® Teacher Training)

*Closed to the public.

Michael Sapp