The mission of Threshold GlobalWorks is to accelerate leading-edge initiatives, informed by neuroscience, that amplify social resilience and human potential.

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Read Laurie’s article just published in the journal of Health and Justice!

“Action steps using ACEs and trauma-informed care: a resilience model”

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nepal1Threshold GlobalWorks brings practical resiliency skills to tent camps for Nepal’s earthquake survivors.

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“Mental Health:” an outdated term:

A criticism that used to be common about mental health professionals is that we are one of the few clinical disciplines that doesn’t ever actually see the very organ we target our interventions at. Today, in part because of the amazing advances in neuroimaging, we can see pictures of how electrical impulses travel in the brain and what parts of the brain light up when we think, feel, or do certain things…

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RwandaWhat does it mean to heal? How can a community torn apart by unspeakable acts of violence come together, bear witness, lean in, move on… perhaps one day forgive?

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Jamiah Tappin, MSW, Community Organizer

Jamiah Tappin, MSW, Community Organizer

Social Resilience training features neurobiologically-based skills to amplify social resilience in individuals, caregivers, managers and leaders as well as to enhance functioning of work teams, enterprises, and communities. This workshop provides a balance of interactive learning, neuroeducation, case vignettes and skills practice within facilitated small groups.

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Articles and Research

At TGW, we are committed to evaluation of our projects and documenting implementation challenges and strategies to promote replicability, as well as sharing the “practice wisdom” learned in working cross-culturally in diverse systems and communities. Our collaboration with partners in, for example, healthcare, education, global well-being, and social technology provides an exciting synergy that enhances resilience in many arenas. In the months ahead, we will be sharing our work in the area of global health platforms, an emerging focus that magnifies our efforts to reach distant and vulnerable populations.

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We promote knowledge and skills that amplify systemwide resilience in groups, enterprises and other communities by ensuring that neuro-biological self-regulation skills are a core competency throughout the system. Here’s how:

Transformational Leadership

We consult to and collaborate with individuals, enterprises and communities on amplifying social resilience with our practical and innovative Social Resilience Model. Our approach features brain-training and attentional practices, self-care tools, and networking strategies that build collaborative linkages, reduce burn-out, moral distress, and bullying.

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Global Human Security

We have a conceptual framework that includes human security and integrated risk management. Working at the systems/enterprise level, our Social Resilience Model (SRM) includes practical interventions which build collaborative intelligence and peak performance: "Protecting vital freedom.

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Writings & Public Presentations

As social entrepreneurs, we are committed to disseminating our ideas, learning from others, and broadening our impact by writing and public presentations. We publish books, articles, and blog posts about the Social Resilience Model.

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What Is Social Resilience?

Social resilience is the timely capacity of individuals and groups — family, community, country and enterprise — to be more generative during times of stability and to adapt, reorganize and grow in response to disruption.

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The Social Resilience Model

Threshold GlobalWorks (TGW) offers the Social Resilience Model as a practical approach to building capacity for adaptive growth, transformational leadership and collaborative intelligence within systems of all sizes. Incorporating peer-to-peer self-regulation skills at all levels of leadership, SRM applies the power of emerging neuroscience wisdom coupled with the experience of community itself, amplified and sustained within social support networks. Customized SRM strategies respect and reflect the unique attributes and aspirations of clients, partners, teams, communities and enterprises with whom TGW is privileged to serve.

Our Latest News and Blog Posts:

19
Sep

Correction Officer Wellness: A Critical Challenge

I am recently back from giving a presentation on “Stress, Trauma, and Suicide” for the National Symposium on Correctional Worker Health in Saint Louis. The topic is a grim one and the statistics on correction officer suicide are daunting. Some studies show that corrections staff have rates of PTSD several times higher than combat veterans. […]

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12
Jul

Operation Ceasefire Detroit

It is a sad but true fact that many youth in our largest cities do not expect to live beyond their early twenties. These are youth who are caught up in gang-related dynamics in which even a perceived slight or semblance of disrespect can set in place a process of violent retribution. In one community […]

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05
Jan

2017 Individual and Institutional Resilience: Start the New Year Right

At Threshold GlobalWorks we are excited about the work that lies ahead in 2017 and are dedicated to making a difference in the United States and globally. In today’s highly networked and demanding, often under-resourced environments, increasing rates of burn-out, secondary traumatization, demoralization, and staff attrition, as well as depletion of physical  well-being, often characterize […]

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