• Thrive Initiative – August 2024: “Emotional Regulation Drills” with Rick Griffin

    When: August 15, 2024 | 10 AM to Noon

    Where: Zoom

    Who: Thrive participants and others in our region working with young children and their families

    Register: Please register in advance of the session at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAodu6qrT8tEtJupBGk5GAE5zTauhFgQqvL

    This course is designed for professionals working with young learners, integrates neuroscience principles to enhance the identification and management of emotional dysregulation in young children. Emphasizing the critical need to address everyday emotional challenges, the course delves into how understanding the brain’s role in emotion and behavior can provide deeper insights into children’s reactions. Participants will learn to recognize the neural underpinnings of emotional distress and apply evidence-based interventions. This comprehensive approach not only fosters a nurturing learning environment but also equips children with the resilience and emotional intelligence necessary for their overall development and future well-being.

    Presenter Rick Griffin (he/him) is the Executive Director for Community Resilience Initiative.  With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration, Rick has first-hand experience with building organizations that use a trauma-informed approach in both internal operations and service delivery.  Under Rick’s guidance, CRI has become a leading voice in the field of trauma and resilience. His dedication to resilience, and his commitment to creating a citizenry conversant in the science of trauma, are an inspiration to all who know him.

From traditional, ancestral & contemporary lands of Ojibwe, Dakota, Northern Cheyenne & other Native people. See a more detailed acknowledgement of this land and its history.


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