Community GRIT Training Info
GRIT has been established to train volunteers in the community to promote wellness and resilience among fellow community members – friends, family, and acquaintances – in the wake of the stress caused by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Due to the impact of the stresses of COVID-19 on individuals, families, and communities, the current pandemic can be viewed as a disaster for the community, the country, and the world. In times of disaster, strengthening coping, spreading support, and providing resources can have a positive impact on healing and resilience for everyone.
GRIT was established by Dr. Charles Benight and his team at the UCCS Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience to promote strength and empowerment. Your training will enable you to provide direct support to your loved ones, your neighbors, and friends. Some of you will be in more professional roles (e.g., nurses, schoolteachers, physical therapists, etc.) where this approach might also be extremely helpful. In these cases, you can use these skills with colleagues as well as clients/patients/students.
Please view the following resources, then consider signing up for this training: