Trauma Resilience Team

The Pierce County MRC has recently added a Behavioral Health Lead, Verna Lilly. Verna is leading the development and ongoing management of our Trauma Resilience Team (TRT). The team is comprised of a group of MRC volunteers with nationally recognized trauma and mental health training.

TRT members provide short-term mental health assistance for people struggling with a wide range of emotions and distress during and following a traumatic event. The TRT will be deployable in March 2020 and can adapt to a variety of settings and incidents.

New members must:

  • Be an MRC volunteer
  • Take CISM GRIN Training (provided)
  • Take suicide intervention training
  • Comply with continuing education requirements as applicable per profession


If you are interested in joining or have general questions, please feel free to email us at