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Climate CoP 2024 Session 3 (Building Community Capacity)

SESSION 3: Approaches to Begin Building Community Capacity

PRESENTERS: Bob Doppelt, ITRC Coordinator; Matt Erb, Associate Clinical Director, Center for Mind-Body Medicine; Graham Palmer, Rural Opportunities Initiative


  • In severely traumatized communities, start by engaging residents in group and community-minded, trauma-healing gatherings.

  • In marginally traumatized communities, start by offering conferences and workshops.

  • In other communities--or after a number of months in those described above--engage residents in asset mapping and developing a Community Resilience Profile/Plans.



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