Avital Abraham is a graduate student in the Masters of Public Health and Masters of Social Work at the University of Georgia. She previously served as the Research and Program Coordinator for the Center for Compassion Integrity and Secular Ethics at Life University. In this position, she coordinated a research study evaluating the effects of educational and psycho-social interventions in a prison setting. She is a certified trainer in the Community Resiliency Model (CRM), which teaches resiliency-focused skills to help individuals regulate their nervous systems during stressful situations. Previously, she worked a contracted mentor with domestic minor sex-trafficking victims. Avital received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Georgia. She is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Positive Psychology at Life University. Her research interest focuses on the connection between trauma, violence and resilience. Avital has taught CIT to peace-builders in Northern Ireland, incarcerated people at Arrendale State Prison, University faculty and staff and others. She is deeply involved in increasing access to skills that teach prosocial human values and resilience, especially with marginalized and at-risk groups. This is why Compassionate Integrity Training is so important to her. Not only is the training itself extremely valuable to her, but she believes keeping the material open-sourced and free for the public is a key component to the success of this work.