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Community Resiliency Model Virtual Workshop


Monday, July 13, 2020 at 12:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET
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CRM is a skills-based wellness and prevention program that provides a biological, non-stigmatizing perspective on normal human reactions to stress and trauma. CRM concepts help people understand their autonomic nervous system responses and, as they learn to track sensations connected to their own wellbeing, they may live life more fully.


Ingrid Duva, PhD, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor, Emory Nursing School and Jordan Murphy, PhD, PNP (candidate), Director of Operations, Community Advance Practice Nurses, Inc. and Instructor, Emory Nursing School

Credits Offered

This event offers 3.0 contact hours to attendees.
Accredited by Georgia Nurses Association is an approved provider of nursing professional development by the South Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation..

Additional Information

In the midst of the devastating public trauma of COVID-19, simple interventions that reduce stress and increase resiliency and mental wellness among front-line service providers and the general public are greatly needed.

The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) is a novel approach in trauma recovery and mental wellness self-care that focuses on biologic and sensory-somatic techniques. CRM skills can restore the natural balance of the nervous system by focusing on sensations of well-being. A recent randomized controlled trial of CRM demonstrated improved well-being and reduced stress among nurses at risk for burnout. Because of its universal approach and ease-of-use, CRM skills are currently being taught in over 100 countries in a myriad of settings. 

This 3-hour CRM program teaches body-based self-care skills and concepts that can help participants develop resiliency resources that come from within--to deal with the emotional strains of high-stress work amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to cutting-edge mental health concepts informed by neuroscience research, the CRM program will provide participants with CRM skill development and small-group practice with a Certified CRM Teacher. Upon completion of the CRM program, participants will be able to use the CRM skills for self-care, or for sharing one-on-one with patients, family, friends, and colleagues.

Instructors: 2 Certified* Community Resiliency Model Teachers

*Trauma Resource Institute, Clairmont California

Teaching Methods

Demonstration, modeling, examples, self-reflection of participants, skill practice in facilitated groups

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Objectives

  1. Describe the impact of stress and trauma on mental and physical health.
  2. Explore how the COVID-19 pandemic fits into CRM’s framework for understanding stress and trauma.
  3. Describe the potential mechanisms of healing via sensory-motor awareness.
  4. Explain the 6 skills of CRM.
  5. Apply CRM skills to self and others in personal and professional situations.

About the presenters 


Ingrid Duva, PhD, RN – Clinical Assistant Professor, teaches in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Emory Nursing School.

Dr. Duva is an experienced nurse educator, health service researcher, and quality improvement specialist. For 15 years she worked as a manager, hospital administrator, and a process consultant. Dr. Duva found that building effective care teams and caring for caregivers was her career passion.  Her research interest is improving the work of nurses, including expanded scope of practice and building a positive work environment. Dr. Duva became a certified CRM instructor to strengthen the capacity of nurses and teachers in schools. She has since taught healthcare providers, child advocates in the community, school counselors and students, and found this model to be universally beneficial and well received by all audiences.


Jordan Murphy, PhD, PNP (candidate), Director of Operations, Community Advance Practice Nurses, Inc. and Instructor, Emory Nursing School.

Dr. Murphy has nearly 5 years of experience teaching CRM to communities in GA, including homeless youth, pregnant incarcerated women, youth offenders, and nurses. In addition, Dr. Murphy has taught CRM in North Carolina and Florida, presented CRM at regional and international conferences, and completed a grant-funded CRM pilot study. Dr. Murphy has taught CRM emotional regulation skills to an estimated 500 individuals across 16 organizations. Her area of expertise is maternal and infant mental health and wellness.