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For Benefactors and Sponsors of the Santa Barbara Behavioral Health Educational Series

Help build Santa Barbara's Behavioral Health and Resilience Multiplier

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES:

  • Our Initial Donation Goal for this Project is $100,000.

USE OF FUNDS:

  • Making behavioral health and resilience programs freely available to economically disadvantaged, minority, and vulnerable members of the community.
  • Refining the existing programs, including the 5G Collaborative Dojo.
  • Building, testing, and marketing special programs for Self Care.
  • Developing other special educational programs in this Behavioral Health Series.

DONATIONS:

  • Please make your tax-deductible contribution payable directly to “Resilient Santa Barbara Fund” at the Santa Barbara Foundation
  • Donations beginning at $20 are welcome to help us reach our funding goal. Donations of $100 or more receive additional benefits as detailed below.

Springs of Amethysts - $100

  • Public Recognition as a Community Health Charter Sponsor
  • Signed copy of Piloting through Chaos—The Explorer’s Mind (Julian Gresser/2013)
  • Free gift of the 5 Minutes to Resilience web app


Rivulets of Moonstones - $500

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • 2 Free Gift Memberships in the 5G Collaborative Dojo, including in-person monthly meetings


Sparkles of Opal - $1K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • Public lecture in your honor
  • 4 Free Gift Memberships in the 5G Collaborative Dojo, including in-person monthly meetings


Fountains of Pearls - $5K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • ½ day workshop training and consultation with any organization or company of your choice in Santa Barbara
  • 20 Free Gift Memberships in the 5G Collaborative Dojo, including in-person monthly meetings


Jade Eddies - $10K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • Two ½ day workshop, training and consultation with any organization or company of your choice in Santa Barbara
  • 40 Free Gift Memberships in the 5G Collaborative Dojo, including in-person monthly meetings


Sapphire Brooks of Laughing Hearts - $25K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • 100 Free Gift Memberships in the 5G Collaborative Dojo, including in-person monthly meetings
  • 1 day of professional consultation and meetings

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Ruby Streams of Laughing Hearts - $35K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • 150 Free Gift Memberships in the 5G Collaborative Dojo, including in-person monthly meetings
  • One full day training program with materials for organization of choice to you.

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Emerald Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $50K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • 200 Free Gift Memberships in the 5G Collaborative Dojo, including in-person monthly meetings
  • Two full day training programs with materials for organizations of your choice.

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Diamond Rivers of Laughing Hearts - $100K

  • All of the above awards (except memberships) plus:
  • 400 Free Gift Memberships in the 5G Collaborative Dojo, including in-person monthly meetings
  • Four full day training programs with materials for organizations of your choice.

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Cultural Resilience

Cultural resilience refers to a culture’s capacity to maintain and to develop cultural identity, knowledge and practices in the face of adversity.

Many human cultures have come and gone, others have survived; the longer surviving cultures can be said to be resilient.  Cultural resilience refers to a culture’s capacity to maintain and develop cultural identity and critical cultural knowledge and practices.  Despite challenges and difficulties, a resilient culture is capable of maintaining and developing itself.  A resilient culture engages with other challenges such as natural disasters and encounters with other cultures, and manages to continue.  For example: The culture of the Jewish people has proved to be resilient to the challenges of World War II. Palestinian culture is resilient to the challenges of presented by the Israeli Occupation.

There is a developing body of work on how some cultures are resilient to natural disasters. For example, how Caribbean culture proved a decisive factor in enabling communities in the Virgin Islands to resiliently recover from Hurricane Hugo.

How Cultural Resilience Made a Difference After Hurricane Hugo And Could Help Again

UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity represents the first international instrument aimed at promoting cultural diversity, which is closely linked to cultural resilience. Cultural resilience is understood as the culture’s capacity to develop and maintain its unique cultural identity, knowledge and practices, and to overcome challenges presented by other norms and ideals.

UNESCO – Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity

Recently there has been an interesting attempt to link cultural resilience to new metrics of national happiness. One paper assesses the strength and relevance of various aspects of culture in Bhutan through the perceptions of respondents towards basic cultural elements such as language; sense of identity; core values, change in values, beliefs, norms, and customs; and participation in various cultural activities, such as festivals, sports, and songs. Also, a modest attempt has been made to see whether Bhutanese culture as a whole is capable of maintaining and developing itself in spite of challenges from other ideals and norms – a feature of cultural resilience.

Cultural diversity and resilience

Next: Resilience in Disaster and Emergency Management and Prediction

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