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ERIC Number: EJ725753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-22
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
Sustaining the Soul that Serves: Healing from Within
Lantieri, Linda; Nambiar, Madhavi
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v13 n2 p120 Sum 2004
Those who work with children of trauma need to nurture their own well-being. The factors that make individuals resilient and able to take positive action in the face of adversity can be categorized into three areas: support provided by others, strength from within, and skills in interpersonal relationships and problem-solving. In this article, the authors describe Project Renewal, a program involving 2000 New York teachers who have worked with survivors of 9/11. The specific goals of Project Renewal are to strengthen the ability of school personnel to thrive when faced with unprecedented circumstances and build their capacity to do long-term healing and recovery work and community building. Besides facilitating day-long and weekend renewal retreats, Project Renewal provides client-centered technical assistance and advanced training to school personnel in crisis intervention and trauma recovery. They also conduct after-school workshops for nurturing the emotional and spiritual dimensions of their recovery by offering strategies in stress management, self-care, and inner reflection. Moreover, they also train school staff to build safe, caring, and respectful classrooms and school communities and learn how to interrupt the increased bias that has emerged out of the reality of 9/11. (Contains 1 note.)
Crisis Prevention Institute. Circulation Department, 3315 North 124th Street Suite H, Brookfield, WI 53005. Tel: 800-285-7910; Fax: 262-783-2360; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York