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Resilience Project Booster Sessions Overview & Approaches

Presented by: Soul Bird Consulting

Hosted by: The Resilience Project and Child Focus

Attendance is Free

Free 3.0 Department of Developmental Disabilities PDUs

Important CEU Fee information: $15.00 for 3.0 CEUs for Ohio Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapist and Ohio Licensed Psychologist.

Any Continuing Education Credit Attendance requires participants to have Video on and Signed in at start of Training


In this session we’ll be sharing with parents and providers about the Resilience Project- it’s history, the Resilience Model approaches and basic trauma informed care knowledge to help us all meet each other on the healing journey. We’ll also go over the Resilience Project E-book that parents, caregivers and providers can use to continue to deepen their understanding of becoming fully trauma responsive in their day-to-day interactions with those they love and support. 


  1. Participants will understand how complex trauma impacts the brain and body.
  2. Participants will understand 5 Resilience Factors.
  3. Participants will trauma informed approaches to healing.
  4. Participants will identify trauma responsive practices that help them be more present with those they support.


 Sarah Buffie, MSW, LSW, serves as the visionary founding director of Soul Bird Consulting, propelled by the profound conviction that nothing heals quite like supportive relationships. Specializing in Trauma-Responsive Care, Sarah actively seeks to dismantle existing paradigms by fostering empathy and understanding of the intricate effects of trauma. Drawing upon two decades of experience in human services and community building, she channels a deep-seated passion for felt-safety and belonging into her work. 

Sarah holds a Master's in Social Work and her academic journey was marked by a self-directed focus on Polyvagal Theory, Positive Psychology, and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness practices, solidifying her commitment to innovative and holistic healing approaches.

Rooted in an upbringing marked by service, hospitality, and generosity, Sarah continued her family legacy post-studies, spending transformative years in an Americorps program, Public Allies, in Cincinnati and another two with the Peace Corps in Namibia, Africa. These experiences enriched her understanding of the inherent value of interdependence and community connections.

In her latest chapter, Sarah delves deeper into body-based practices, completing the first cohort of the Polyvagal Certificate Course through the Polyvagal Institute. She is now a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor and a SAH Method practitioner (Somatic Activated Healing). These modalities enable her to show up as a more fully integrated self. Grounded in the belief that healing requires feeling, she champions a trauma-informed approach, guiding others out of their heads and into their bodies.

Sarah sees this lineage as a gift to those she serves daily—families, educators, and human service professionals seeking solace, and communities craving play, practice, and regulation. Join her on this transformative path, where felt-safety, belonging, regulation, and rootedness in our common humanity intertwine to create a world where pouring from a full cup is not just a possibility but a collective reality.

Who Is Invited? This session is designed for those who have a basic understanding of trauma and wish to become more knowledgeable and skilled in supporting those who have experienced complex trauma. The interventions and supports described in this training are designed for use not just by clinicians, but also direct support staff, family members and others who interact with and care for the person who has experienced trauma.

About The Resilience Project The Resilience Project is a Strong Families Safe Communities Project administered by GCBHS with funding support from Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) .

When you register for this training, you’ll also receive the Growing Resilience email with new approaches, updates, and invitations to future trainings. You can unsubscribe any time via the “opt-out” link at the bottom of all our emails. 

Continuing Education

Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved through the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board. This program is offered for 3.0 clock hours of continuing education for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Social Work Provider#: RSX129410 Counselor Provider#: RCX029503 Marriage and Family Therapist Provider#: RTX091001  Psychologists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association MCE program to offer continuing education for Ohio psychologists. This program is offered for 3.0 clock hours of continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program. 

Department of Developmental Disabilities: 3.0 Continuing Professional Development Units  

Cancellation Policy: The Training Center must be notified 7 days prior to a training via telephone, fax or email in order to cancel a registration and receive a full refund.

We will send information regarding updates and cancellations to the email address used to register for the training. We will also have this information updated on the CF website under Services Tab, then Education and Training. 

Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is accessible to wheelchairs. If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Melanie Palmer at [email protected]

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Jun 03, 2024 09:45am ET - Jun 03, 2024 01:00pm ET

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