Reconnect for Resilience™

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This event is funded through ReCAST Mecklenburg, a SAMHSA-funded grant initiative and the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System.

The purpose of this event is to increase shared knowledge in the community of the strategies, tools, and resources for trauma-informed approach and resilience. This event is funded through ReCAST Mecklenburg, a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) grant awarded to Mecklenburg County Public Health. ReCAST supports community-based approaches to improved behavioral health and violence prevention for youth and families that strengthen ways communities collectively reduce trauma and engage and empower residents for sustained community change and healing.

Who Should Attend?
This event is for faculty and staff of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System.

Event Information
Reconnect for Resilience™ offers participants a set of practical strategies to promote wellbeing in the face of ongoing stress or adversity. Our simple, easy to understand tools are designed to support people of any age, education, or background. In this class, participants learn about the neuroscience of stress and trauma, and are given an “owner’s manual to the body’s threat and safety management system.”

Developed as a response to the public health crisis of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Reconnect for Resilience™ teaches participants simple tools for self-regulation and co-regulation, and supports social emotional learning for all ages. Through demonstrations and group practice, participants learn to apply resiliency tools to: Reconnect with their body's natural capacity to reset the nervous system after it has been thrown out of balance by stress and trauma; Reconnect with their ability to reduce shame through self-compassion; and Reconnect with their family and community with a clear mind and balanced nervous system.

The two-day Reconnect for Resilience™ training includes:
Day 1: Learn the foundations of neuroscience and emotional regulation resiliency tools, observe demonstrations, and practice (7 hours)
Day 2: Learn the Restore Self-compassion tool, observe demonstrations, and participate in supervised practice groups (7 hours)
Upon successful completion, participants will be able to use the tools with community residents, students, and others, as well as for themselves for self-care.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
(Must Attend Both Days to receive credit)
Lite snacks will be provided. Breakfast and Lunch will be on your own.

Charlotte AHEC / Center for Learning and Development
5039 Airport Center Parkway
Building K
Charlotte, NC 28208

Expert faculty from Resources for Resilience™

Continuing Education Credits include:
(You MUST attend the entire conference to receive credit)

  • CEUs/Contact Hours
    This Activity fulfills the requirement of 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing 14.0 contact hours.

  • NC Psychologists Credit
    14.0 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

  • Public School Personnel Renewal Credit
    Certificates for 14.0 contact hours of education will be awarded by day at the completion of the event.

  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

    Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


    • Describe the Survival Brain, Emotional Brain, and Thinking Brain using a simplified, three-part model of the brain.
    • Identify the amygdala’s role in the appraisal of threat.
    • Explain how the Reconnect for Resilience™ Resiliency Tools can help regulate a nervous system that is out of balance.
    • Define the terms trauma and resilience.
    • Describe the role of protective factors and the importance of co-regulation, self-regulation, and connection.
    • Understand the effects of past and present trauma on how we show up now, including traumas of oppression, Adverse Community Environments, intergenerational trauma, and Adverse Childhood Experiences.
    • Discuss how shame can affect the nervous system and explain the role of compassion and empathy in addressing it.
    • Use the seven Resiliency Tools taught in the Reconnect for Resilience™ curriculum.


    Cortney Fowler BSBA, 704-512-6523


    Jul 18 - 19, 2023
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Aysia Allen LCSW, Lindsey Foster LCSW, LaTrecia Glover MSW, Sheila Mooney MAEd, NBCC, LCMHC
    Jul 18 - 19, 2023
    Check-In Time
    8:00 AM
    1.40 - CEU
    14.00 - Contact Hours
    14.00 - NBCC Hours
    14.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
    South Piedmont AHEC
  • Details
    Jul 18 - 19, 2023
    South Piedmont AHEC
    Free Registration for faculty and staff of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System (MUST HAVE CODE)
    Contact Hours
    NBCC Hours
    Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists