Community Resilience Initiatives

Translating Big Concepts for Real World Implementation

 CHHS’s Community Resilience Initiatives program facilitates the development and implementation of collective impact initiatives that promote community preparedness, social cohesion and public safety. Evolved from the BRAVE (Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism)1 model into a highly-functional framework — CORE (Communities Organized for Resilience and Empowerment) engages public and private stakeholders to address a wide range of concerns related to ideologically influenced violence.

The CORE Framework

The CORE framework implements three inter-related components to foster a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to preventing and responding to the threats of hate-based or ideologically-influence 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 providers— to forge a network of support for social cohesion.

Educating: Informing communities on the dynamics of radicalization, recruitment to violent extremism, and other public safety threats.

Connecting: Helping communities develop, or leverage existing resources to create positive and individualized alternatives to violence by emphasizing social inclusion and community support.

How We Can Help
Our specialists can provide several levels of assistance, including:

  • Training to raise awareness about the homegrown violent extremism threat, the dynamics of radicalization, and the philosophy of the CORE framework
  • Stakeholder outreach, resource assessments and strategic advice regarding structuring collective impact initiatives
  • Comprehensive implementation of the 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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