New Initiatives

The Culture of Mental Health Resilience Toolkit features three one-hour courses and companion books that reduce the risk of mental health challenges and enhance mental well-being. The toolkit builds a culture of mental health resilience by synergistically mobilizing individual initiative, peer support, and organizational support. The toolkit adds to existing approaches which focus almost exclusively on treating mental health challenges. Healthy lifestyle choices and supportive environments can and should play an important role in addressing the current mental health crisis.

Three books, I Flourish, We Flourish, and Better Together, offer a new approach to preventing mental health challenges and supporting well-being. I Flourish is a self-help book. Chapters explore 27 attitudes and behaviors that lower the risk of mental health challenges and enhance mental well-being. We Flourish is for managers as well as human resource and wellness professionals seeking to foster workgroup cultures that support proactive mental health. Better Together focuses on eight skills for assisting coworkers, family, and friends to achieve their proactive mental health goals.

The Safer Together Solution (STS) brings neighbors together with the local police to dramatically reduce crime and violence. STS is a culture change toolkit for city governments, police departments, and district attorneys’ offices. STS is based on sound social science methods that quickly and efficiently address emerging public safety concerns at the neighborhood level.

STS is based on the following successful programs:

  • The Clean Community System, which has successfully been applied in over 1,000 cities worldwide since 1976.
  • The Faith & Blue/Movement Forward initiative, operating in over 2,000 cities.
  • Research developed by the National Policing Institute on best policing practices across the country.

The STS toolkit includes:

  • Culture surveys, worksheets, guides, white papers, and PowerPoint templates that can be quickly tailored to a neighborhood’s goals.
  • Access to online orientations for police and neighbors.
  • Leadership training for STS coordinators and for task force members.

Green Culture Leadership Training empowers participants to foster cultural support for the environment at work, home, and community. Participants learn how to:

  1. How to create a shared vision including explaining what a green culture is, why it is important, and how it can be achieved.
  2. How to be an effective role model.
  3. How to influence decision-makers.
  4. How to align day-to-day cultural influences (such as rewards, training, traditions, and communication) with culture change goals.
  5. How to organize fun environmentally friendly activities and traditions that strengthen the social climate.
  6. How to track and celebrate progress.

HealthyCultureNow is an online toolkit for cultivating a culture of well-being. It provides self-paced training opportunities for (1) human resource and wellness professionals, (2) managers, and (3) employees and other individual VIPs. Our training faculty are Judd Allen, PhD, Richard Safeer, MD and Gillian Pieper, MS. We have greatly expanded our culture change training capacity. More than a dozen courses are now available with live instructors, via Zoom, and in an online self-paced course format.