Cultivating Resilience in the Time of Coronavirus

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While the CPC is dedicated to advocating for equitable and effective policies relating to the Coronavirus Emergency, we know we must work together to support the resiliency of our communities during these uncertain times. 

To do our part, the CPC has partnered with an expert to lead a webinar series focused on the strength and sustainability of Community during this emergency. 



A free weekly resource from the Seattle Community Police Commission for Community to gain tools in how to collectively navigate the Coronavirus Emergency.

Facilitated by Diana Mena (LICSW) of Esperanza Counseling and Consulting, this four-week webinar series will focus on cultivating awareness, crisis and the nervous system, a holistic overview of trauma, and cultivating trauma informed responses and resilience. Attendees will also be able participate in discussions about their experiences. 


The webinars will be held every Friday from May 8-29 from 1pm-2:30pm. The first hour will be a structured presentation. The last half-hour will be an opportunity for discussion and questions. You must register for each part individually. While everyone is welcome to attend all of the sessions, it is not required.

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May 8, 1-2:30pm | Cultivating Awareness

Exploring the stages of grief and loss, common experiences of grief and loss during COVID-19, and providing psycho-education on emotions and techniques on how to embrace these.

May 15, 1-2:30pm | Crisis and the Nervous System

Exploring the nervous system, fight/flight/freeze response, the impact on our resiliency and immunity, and the relevance to COVID-19 as individuals and systems.

May 22, 1-2:30pm | Trauma a Holistic Overview

Defining individual, communal, intergenerational and historical trauma and exploring ongoing impacts on the individual, communal, and societal levels. 

May 29, 1-2:30pm | Cultivating Trauma-Informed Responses and Resilience

Cultivating a trauma response rooted in empathy, kindness, and generosity, building resiliency, and promoting abundance mindset. 

About the facilitator: 

Diana MenaDiana Mena, LICSW is a first generation Nicaraguan American raised in Seattle, WA. Diana has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington and is the proud owner of Esperanza Counseling & Consulting, PLLC. As a clinical activist, she focuses on interpersonal violence and trauma, cross-cultural issues of identity, and the psychological consequences of oppression. She provides consultation on issues of race and social justice with the hope of leaving a better world for the next seven generations.