Building a more resilient tomorrow.
LIFE HAPPENS. BE READY. The Greater Resilience Information Toolkit (GRIT) is a free online self-guided resilience training that can be utilized within your own social networks after your community has experienced a trauma.
Over the last few years, we learned the value of our relationships and the importance of caring for one another. During the pandemic, the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS created a free, research-based program to build our collective grit. As we take these lessons and look ahead to the challenges that will inevitably come, we must all be prepared to help one another to be resilient. GRIT was designed for this purpose.
“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.”
“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 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 what 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.”
See how you can support the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience and the GRIT Program.