Community Resilience Initiatives

Translating Big Concepts for Real World Implementation

CHHS’s Community Resilience Initiatives program facilitates the development and implementation of tailored collective impact initiatives that promote community preparedness, social cohesion and public safety. CORE (Communities Organized for Resilience and Empowerment) is a multi-faceted framework that engages both public and private stakeholders regarding a wide range of concerns related to the prevention of ideologically-influenced violence. CORE is complemented by a tiered training curriculum, an evidence-based resource designed to empower communities by raising awareness. The CORE curriculum delivers practical information that supports communities in developing resources that reflect responsible understanding of the factors and processes relevant to the prevention of ideologically-influenced violence.

The CORE Framework

The CORE framework implements inter-related components to foster a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to preventing and responding to the threats of hate-based or ideologically-influenced violence:

CORE Puzzle Piece GraphicEngaging: Bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders— including community and faith leaders, public officials, law enforcement officers, educators, and social service and mental health providers— to forge networks of support as a foundation for social cohesion

Educating: Informing communities on the dynamics of radicalization, recruitment to ideologically-influenced violence, and other public safety threats

Connecting: Helping communities develop or leverage existing resources to create positive and tailored alternatives to violence by emphasizing social inclusion, effective cross-sector collaborations, and sustainable community support


How We Can Help

Our specialists can provide several levels of assistance, including:

  • Training to raise awareness about the threat of ideologically-influenced violence, the dynamics of radicalization, and the philosophy of the CORE framework
  • Conducting stakeholder outreach, locality resource assessments and using an assets-based approach to provide strategic advice to structure effective collective impact initiatives
  • Implementing comprehensive networks to sustain a CORE framework


For more information on how CHHS can work with your community, please contact the Community Resilience Initiatives using the form below.


Community Resilience Initiative Information Request


1The BRAVE model was initially developed by the World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE), a non-governmental organization.
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