Webinar 23: Self-Check

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Webinar 23 – Sustainable Resilience – Lori Ashcraft

Originally Broadcast on Friday, November 20, 2015

Description

We define recovery as “remembering who you are as using your strengths to become all you are meant to be.”  Resilience is the next step in the journey.  Basically, it is the ability to make meaning out of the past, the present and the future in ways that are optimistic and purposeful.  A foundation of resilience built on self-efficacy lays the groundwork for sustainability during tough times. It’s the ability to thrive in an uncertain world.  It creates a safe place to question and reflect; to learn from mistakes and grow stronger through recognizing successes; to take risks to create new strengths and skills.

Resilience takes us a step beyond the experience of recovery. It’s a step upward — the next rung on the evolutionary ladder of wellness. When we began to climb this ladder in the late 1990’s we came to rest on the rung of recovery. We stayed there until it became apparent that there were more rungs ahead of us, the next one being the rung of resilience.  With one foot still on the rung of recovery, and the other on the rung of resilience, we began to appreciate the potential of moving beyond the “aha” of recovery into the fresh air of sustainable interdependence – resilience.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Define resilience and describe how it is different from the concept of recovery.
  • Explain benefits and limitations of a recovery framework.
  • Recognize how some people use painful past experiences to become wiser and stronger.
  • Identify results that can be expected from shifting the focus to resilience.
  • Describe strategies for building resilience in our own lives and encouraging others we support to do the same

SELF CHECK

QUESTION 1

Which of the following best describe the concept of recovery in the mental health system?

  1. A process of change for the individual to improve health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach full potential (SAMHSA)
  2. A system transformation effort that includes, as one strategy, the integration of peer support providers
  3. Not where we arrive; it’s the beginning of the journey
  4. All of the above
  5. Answers A and C only

QUESTION 2

Which of the following best describe one or more of the benefits of a recovery framework?

  1. It gave new hope for those in recovery and others
  2. It channeled Medicaid funding toward prevention and alternative treatments
  3. It gave people in recovery a way to make meaning out of their experience
  4. All of the above
  5. Answers A and C only

QUESTION 3

Which of the following describe one or more of the limitations of remaining in a recovery framework?

  1. Become trapped in reverse incentives (destination rather than service station)
  2. Funding is based on services provided in the system rather than the natural community
  3. Focus on recovery of the individual does not always include fully interdependent relationships
  4. All of the above
  5. Answers A and C only

QUESTION 4

Which of the following best describe the kind of outcomes that could be expected in a system that is proficient in resilience?

  1. Recovery is moving away from while resilience is moving toward
  2. People are both self-guided and interdependent
  3. People join groups and share power in communities beyond the mental health system
  4. All of the above
  5. Answers A and C only

QUESTION 5

Dr. Martin Seligman describes a range of responses people have to painful, traumatic experiences. Which of the following, which best describes those who have developed the highest level of resilience?

  1. People crushed by trauma find relief through support and services in the mental health system
  2. People who grieve or process the trauma on their own and never look back
  3. People who are stronger and wiser through using painful experiences to learn life lessons
  4. All of the above
  5. Answers A and C only

Thank you.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Presentation Slides:
Webinar 23 – Sustainable Resilience – Lori Ashcraft