Resilient Lamoille

Building Resilient Communities
for a Healthy Lamoille Valley

Building Resilience Helps You Withstand Life’s Challenges.

Healing Can Happen at Any Age.

We Can Prevent ACEs From Passing on to the Next Generation

Adverse Childhood Experience
Create Toxic Stress

  • Emotional, sexual, or physical abuse
  • Physical or emotional neglect
  • Violence at home or in the community
  • Parental substance misuse or mental illness.
  • Parental separation, divorce, or loss of a parent
  • Incarcerated family member
  • Bullying (by another child or adult)
  • Racial discrimination and sexism
  • Homelessness and hunger
  • Natural disasters and war

ACE Can Have a Lasting Effect On…

  • Chronic Health Conditions
    obesity, diabetes, depression, cancer, etc.
  • Risky behaviors
    smoking, alcoholism, drug use
  • Life Potential
    school and job success
  • Relationships
    family, co-workers & friends

Positive and Tolerable Stress Helps Build Resilience; Toxic Stress is Harmful

Retrain Your Brain

Small Changes Can Have a Big Effect


Practicing positive and often simple activities can help retrain ones brain, at any age, to handle stressful situations in a new way. This helps the brain to heal itself!

› Enjoy Music

› Create Art

› Exercise

› Eat Healthy Meals

› Find Supportive Relationships

› Smile

› Talk About Feelings

› Walk in the Woods

› Feel Gratitude

› Think Positively

› Get Quality Sleep

› Be Hopeful

› Be Mindful

› Volunteer

› Acknowledge Trauma

› Seek Support

› Identify Emotional Triggers

› Get Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment

› Play

› Find Safe & Stable Nurturing Environments

› Identify Positive Role Models

› Breathe Deeply

› Practice Yoga

› Garden

› Interact

› Laugh

Your Lamoille Valley Network of Support

Help Lines

Crisis Text Line -TEXT VT to 741741

Clarina Howard Nichols Center -Hotline, 802-888-5256 / Business 802-888-2584

AWARE Domestic & Sexual Violence Services,  802-472-6463,

VT 2-1-1, Call 2-1-1 for 24/7 information and referral or text your zip code to 898211 (M-F 8am to 8pm)

VT State Police Anonymous Tipline, text “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS

Vermont Family Network, 802-888-8888,

Meeting Basic Needs

Capstone Community Action, 802-888-7993 or 800-639-8710,

UVM Extension EFNEP (Food & Nutrition Education), 802-888-4972 Ext. 401

Women, Infant & Children, 802-888-7447,

Reach Up, 800-479-61518,

United Way of Lamoille County 802-888-3252,

Rural Community Transportation, 855-811-6360,

Lamoille Community Food Share, 802-888-6550,

Hardwick Food Pantry 802-472-5940,

Meals on Wheels 802-888-5011,

Supporting Families

Lamoille County Child Advocacy Center, 802-851-8116,

Lamoille Family Center, 802-888-5229,

Capstone Community Action (Headstart), 802-888-7993 or 1-800-639-8710,

Resilience Beyond Incarceration, 802-888-5871,

Laraway Youth and Family Services, 802-635-2805,

Building Stronger Communities

Healthy Lamoille Valley (Prevention Coalition), 802-730-6599,

Lamoille Restorative Center, 802-888-5871,

Hardwick Area Justice Center, 802-644-1960,

Recovering and Thriving

North Central Vermont Recovery Center, 802-851-8120,

Medication Assisted Treatment @CHSLV, 802-888-8320,

Treatment Associates, 802-888-0079,

VT Dept. of Health Substance Prevention Consultant, 802-888-2581,

802 QUITS, 800-QUIT-NOW,

Enhancing Mental and Physical Health

Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, 802-888-8320,

Copley Hospital, 802-888-8888,

Community Health Services of the Lamoille Valley, 802-888-0895,

Lamoille County Mental Health Services, 802-888-5026,

Hardwick Health Center, 802-472-3300,

Aiding Youth and Young Adults

Lamoille Valley Youth Center, 802-888-2990,

E=MC2 Community Center, 802-521-7948,

Jump On Board for Success, 802-888-0656,

Youth Development Program, 802-888-1377,

VocRehab, 888-400-5976,

Lamoille Interagency Network for Kids – LINK, 802-888-5229 Ext 137,

Resilience Video Resources

Watch these resources to get a better understanding of resilience.

Total Watch Time: 30 Minutes

How Brains are Built: The Core Story of Brain Development
Alberta Family Wellness
Watch Time: 4:05 minutes

Is Inheritance Really All in Our Genes? 
PBS Digital Studios
Watch Time: 5:26 minutes

Adverse Childhood Experiences
Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
TED Talk
Watch Time: 16:02 minutes

The Science of Resilience   
Harvard Center on the Developing Child
Watch Time: 2:30 minutes

Building Resilience
Harvard Center on the Developing Child
Watch Time: 2:30 minutes