Through the development of a shared vocabulary and comprehension of hardship over the past two years, Resilient and United Communities of South Georgia has raised the level of awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, and resiliency in our community. In order to strengthen and broaden these initiatives in years three and four, the coalition wants to increase the breadth and depth of Resilient and United Communities of South Georgia within our Resilient Georgia coalition's eight-county region across the following counties: Atkinson, Berrien, Brooks, Clinch, Cook, Echols,
Lanier, and Lowndes Counties.
RUCSG's mission is to raise awareness of mental health issues, aid in the prevention of traumatic childhood experiences, and contribute to the development of a trauma-informed community.
Our vision is to catalyze our rural South Georgia communities to collaborate in the effort to de-stigmatize mental health and provide everyone with access to essential tools and support.
The focus of RUCSG is to provide trauma-informed care, youth mental health, and suicide prevention trainings to our community partners and youth-serving organizations in our eight-county service area in South Georgia.
Susan Nebel of the Greater Valdosta United Way,
Resilient & United Communities of South Georgia
Community Impact Director for the Greater Valdosta United Way Susan Nebel talks about the formation of the Resilient & United Communities of South Georgia and working to create a positive change in the region.
Our Goals for Years 3 and 4 are as follows:
Continue building a Trauma-Informed Community
Improve Resiliency using the Community Resiliency Model
Continue to create awareness and aid the prevention of childhood Trauma: ACE’s prevention
Promote Positive Childhood Experiences
RUCSG is proudly funded by
Resilient Georgia has been working with 16 regions across Georgia to provide an emphasis on trauma-informed awareness and care, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and child sexual abuse prevention training as a basis to transform systems and procedures crossing both public and private sectors.