Communities and Violence – Insights by Dr. John Plodinec

School children

Reprinted with permission of Dr. John Plodinec and Community and Regional Resilience Institute (CARRI) Another school shooting…

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Cognitive Bias and Community Resilience – By Dr. John Plodinec

Cognitive thoughts

Reposted with permission of: Dr. John Plodinec, Community and Regional Resilience Institute Have you ever tried to…

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Ratcheting up America’s Resilience

FEMA Assists Hurricane Harvey Survivors and the Vietnamese Community in Rockport, Texas

Firestorm Expert Council member John Plodinec, Ph.D is the Associate Director for the Community and Regional Resilience…

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Practitioner’s Model of Community Resilience: From Identity to Model

John Plodinec Community Resiliency Expert

Practitioner’s Model of Community Resilience: From Identity to Model Read part 1 of the series [Earlier this…

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Practitioner’s Model of Community Resilience: Bases

Trigger Warning! The arithmophobic may experience palpitations, panic attacks, or even pass out. I will try to…

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Shocks and crises – “And stresses?” – Oh, my!

John Plodinec Community Resiliency Expert

A man’s reach should exceed his grasp, else what’s a heaven for?  — Robert Browning I have…

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Who Leaves, Who Comes Back After Disasters Strike a Community? – A Dr. Plodinec Analysis

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” — Kris Kristofferson When a community endures catastrophic…

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The Power of Yes! Community Resilience

Community and Regional Resilience Institute

Firestorm Expert Council Member, Dr. John Plodinec, kindly allowed us to share his recent article, The Power…

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Fear, Terror and a Letter from a Young Friend

John Plodinec Community Resiliency Expert

Firestorm is pleased to share this excellent and poignant article by our friend and Firestorm Expert Council…

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Recognizing Resilient Communities

by Dr. John Plodinec, Firestorm Expert Council Member This month, we’ve seen two regional disasters – the…

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