Compassion Resilience Toolkit For Health and Human Services

Toolkit Layout

The 12 sections of the toolkit are listed along the left side of the screen in the “Get Started” section. Each section in the toolkit has the same layout.

The Section Segments Key describes the consistent segments included in each topical section.

The Equity And Trauma Informed Approaches In The Toolkit document summarizes recent additions to the content.  This content helps to weave together concepts of equity and trauma informed practices into the Compassion Resilience material.


Outlines the core content covered in the section.

This section includes a document to be distributed to all participants prior to the application activities. Input from the organizations that piloted the toolkit included a strong suggestion that the implementation plans include a process that provides safe places for “real talk” among staff about toolkit concepts. Having participants review this document prior to gathering as a group allows the group to spend more time in dialogue.


The toolkit is designed for flexibility. Facilitation teams are encouraged to review the activities outlined in this section and choose the ones that work best for their needs. Included in the applications section:

  • Key Activity: This activity is central to the content covered in this section. At minimum, we recommend the facilitation team leads this activity when they facilitate this section of the toolkit.
  • Wellness practice: Each section has a wellness practice associated with it. In addition to being listed here, it is also included in the document to distribute in the information section.
  • Circle Agenda: When possible, it is powerful to deliver the toolkit in small groups using a circle format. These agendas are 45-60 minutes and include activities that fit the objective of the section. Each includes the key activity and wellness practice.
  • Core Content Visual: After completing a section of the toolkit it is helpful to have a visual posted in common staff areas to serve as a reminder of the content. At times, these visuals are also distributed to staff as part of the content covered during the section.
  • Supplementary Activities: These additional activities can be paired with the key activity, depending on the needs of your group delivery format.

This section has links to resources specifically for leadership.

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