Soul Bird Consulting is proud to be a training partner with The Resilience Project.


The Resilience Project was administered from 2013-2017 by Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) through a Strong Families Safe Communities grant from Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

The purpose of the project is to build cross-agency teams who use a shared, trauma-informed framework and practices to help people build resilience and heal from trauma. Many Southwest Ohio agencies are engaged as project partners.


Growing Resilience e-Book


This e-book is for parents, teachers, therapists, and any staff interested in new and different ways to support people with trauma histories. Each page is packed with learning materials centered on growing resilience. Each approach shared helps grow one or more of these resilience factors. Every story is centered on the path toward resilience for the entire team.

This multi-media approach to absorbing the material involves photo and video stories (see), podcasts (hear), written summaries (read), journal prompts and pocket practices (try). It’s not a toolkit, but a companion.

What’s inside:

  • A brief history of the Resilience Project, started in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Growing The Five Resilience Factors 
  • Approaches to growing resilience
  • Podcasts on conversational topics regarding resilience
  • Worksheets and other useful resources for download
  • Stories from people who have grown resilience or developed a resilience practice in their work
  • Journal prompts for tracking your journey and reflection
  • Ways to Share guide for suggested ways to use the e-book content in practice

*Please note that you must be connected to the internet to access the videos, links, and handouts in this e-book. 


Understanding Resilience Training Series

This training video series includes Mary Vicario from Finding Hope Consulting and Sarah Buffie of Soul Bird Consulting.

Stories of Resilience


Beginning in July 2017, the Resilience Project is administered by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCBH). We thank Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) for their continued support. For more information, contact Cindi Crew, Director of Integrative Counseling Services at GCBH:

All videos were directed, produced and edited by Katie Bachmeyer: Visual Storyteller at Bachmeyer Press.