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Children's Resilience Initiative

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) along with recent

community-wide adversities have left children vulnerable

to long-term mental and physical health challenges.

This video series is designed to help you understand the impact of trauma, how it affects children and youth, and what you can do to support them. It shares practical personal self-care and well-being tools so you are better equipped to make life changing differences for a child.


WE can make a difference. 

The adults and especially the children in our communities need support and we can all contribute positively toward the creation of healing environments. Children are often the most vulnerable population during times of adversity.

By equipping the caregivers with the critical guidance needed in order to enhance the quality of care, we aspire to improve the mental health, physical health, resiliency, academic achievement and overall well-being of youth in our communities.

This resilience-focused initiative is designed, through an online heart-centered series, to provide parents, educators and youth-serving organizations with essential tools needed to create healing and supportive environments where even the most vulnerable children can rise and thrive.


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How will this training series help?


This video series is designed to help you understand the impact of stress and how toxic stress affects children in your community and what you can do to help.

This series will give you practical, personal self-care and child well-being tools to break some of these cycles.

This series can help empower you to engage in supportive, healing-centered interactions with our youth.


Children's Resilience Initiative Discussion Guide

The Discussion Guide has been developed by child education experts and is designed to support and augment your learning as you move through the video series. It contains additional subject information, practical exercises and tips for engaging group discussion.


Children's Resilience Initiative Report 

More than 230 individuals have completed the Children's Resilience Initiative training and assessment process on the effects of toxic stress on the developing brain. This report measures their understanding of key concepts prior to, and after, completing the course.

CRI Instructors and Authors


Dr. Christina Bethell

Dr. Bethell is a professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, where she serves as the founding director of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) within the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.


Sheriff Kory L. Honea

Kory L. Honea became the 31st sheriff of Butte County in May 2014. During his law enforcement career Sheriff Honea has held assignments in corrections, patrol and investigations. In 2000, Sheriff Honea transferred to the District Attorney’s Office as an investigator. In 2008 he became the chief investigator and held that position until his return to the Sheriff’s Office as undersheriff in 2010.


The Children's Resilience Initiative is designed to be watched in a group setting or as an individual.  We are here to support you through the experience as much or as little as you prefer. 


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Like you, we are healers who want to make a difference and improve the lives of others.

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Donate to Thrive 


At Thrive, we have assembled collaborative initiatives of support and resources, so those in need can find the guidance and compassion they deserve.

Your contribution will support our efforts to respond to the suffering in our community --

to help those suffering transform pain into growth, heal with resilience and discover what it means to thrive.

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