laine Miller-Karas is an “ambassador of hope” and she is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Trauma Resource Institute.
Her mission through the nonprofit she co-founded is to bring compassionate healing to the world community, one person at a time, one community at a time. Elaine’s book, Building Resilience to Trauma, the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models details the two models she has co-created. The Community Resiliency Model has been called a vehicle for the democratization of mental health.
She is passionate about bringing simple resiliency-focused interventions to children and adults, based on cutting edge neuroscience. Elaine has led projects in the aftermath of natural and human made disasters within the United States, the Philippines, Northern Ireland, Haiti, China, Mexico, Guatemala, Nepal, Turkey, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya.
Elaine is a founding member of the International Transformational Resiliency Coalition bringing mental health interventions to the world community as a result of climate change. She is also a Skoll Social Entrepreneur.