We heard how some of our Champions are using different resources to build skills with their staff and the people they serve:
Bruce Perry's Neurosequential Model training
Compassion Resilience Toolkits
We also toured the newly-reworked RTIC website and explored its many resources. Thanks and best wishes to our student preceptee Corianne for all her work getting this up and running!
At our January 2022 Community of Practice, we talked in sector groups about what our Champions' organizations needed to implement RTIC principles in their work. We also heard about the challenges many of our sectors face, including staff turnover and the continuous need to onboard, the difficulty of seeing RTIC as integral--rather than in addition to--everyday work, and general overwhelm as we face the current stage of the pandemic and its impacts on the populations served.
There was interest in learning "microskills” to operationalize RTIC principles, develop language for keeping leaders engaged, and supporting staff. Overall, many of our Champions are continuously putting out fires, making momentum difficult to maintain. As a result, our next Champion Development session will focus on these needs.
Jan 2022 CoP slides
Resource: Western Technical College's Hope and Resilience Team Charter