Greater Resilience Information Toolkit | Promoting Individual & Community Empowerment



Adversity enters all of our lives. Whether it’s the COVID-19 pandemic, a natural disaster, or a traumatic event in your life, you’re not alone.

The Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience developed GRIT courses and additional programs for anyone who wants to learn how to be a positive influence and promote resilience within their community. Depending on your sphere of influence, there are five GRIT courses to grow your resilience, become a GRIT Coach, and help others in your community live a more resilient life. 


GRIT Trainings

GRIT-Lead training
GRIT for Leaders

Training for leaders and small business owners. 

GRIT-4ED Training
GRIT for Education

Training for those working in schools and in education.


GRIT-Health Training
GRIT for Healthcare

Training for those working in the healthcare and medical fields. 

Peer Support & Trauma Training Programs

If you would like to build a peer support program for your organization, or learn about the symptoms, impact, and treatment of trauma, you can learn about the Peer Support program and Trauma Training program below. 


Peer Support:

  • Peer Supporter Certification
  • Oversight and Supervision of Peer Supporters
  • Annual Training to Maintain Certification
  • Posttraumatic Stress Prevention Class for Employees

Click here to access Peer Support Programs


Trauma Training:

  • Foundational Training: Gain a basic understanding of the symptoms and impact of trauma
  • Advanced Training: Further your knowledge of general and special population trauma

Click here to access Trauma Training Programs



Global Reach of the GRIT Program
(Locations of GRIT Coaches Trained as of July 2022)


Map showing all the locations where GRIT Coaches have been trained




"I was able to reach out to my community partners during a meeting last week. Our last couple of meetings had been canceled due to COVID and I was able to arrange a zoom meeting. I organized a check in with everyone and they all spoke about that their agencies were doing related to COVID to help their clients, consumers, patients, etc. I spoke about the importance of taking care of ourselves, that we cannot continue to help others if we aren't taking care of ourselves. I was able to share the information about GRIT training with them."


"I feel like I was able to connect with a peer and a staff member. While the meeting remained professional, I feel like I connected with them in a more personal or meaningful way. It wasn't all about "work", it was about how they are doing."


"I had one conversation with an 11 year old girl. I am a physician. She has been my patient for many years. She and her mother came to [the] clinic for an asthma follow up appointment and with COVID questions. I asked her about "worry" or anxiety in her life and she said "yes." We had a conversation. I gave the mother GRIT info and we discussed other resources. ALSO, at my office we have offered our employees (about 30 people) TIME "ON THE CLOCK" to do 5-6 hours of GRIT training and shared the website info with them."


Latrina’s Story

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Latrina was faced with numerous challenges, which led to significant stress as she adapted to the “new normal.” When she heard about the GRIT program, she signed up and got her GRIT on. The rest is history...





Free online tool for stress, resilience and sleep
Resource lists for our populations
Videos/Videocasts on trauma care

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