Digital Library

Find below a growing library of digital conversations, resources, and information about trauma, recovery, healing and many other topics related to managing the aftermath after mass violence.

November 2023: “Hope During the Holidays”

11/01/2023 Presented on the Life’s a Beach podcast: Click here to watch!

December 2022: Special Holiday Message

12/20/2022 – VBSC Special Holiday Message Click Here!!!

October 2022: Wellness Video

10/25/2020 – A moment with Mark Hayes, LCSW Health in Our Hands Discussion with Diya Holistic Life Care

10/7/2020 –  A moment with Shaneque Hawkins, LPC A Discussion on Seasonal Affective Disorder with Susan Webber from Sentara Healthcare

May 2022: Mental Health Awareness Month Segment

5/1/22 – City of VA Beach Consolidated Benefits Office: BeWell Podcast Episode click here to view: Click Here to Watch.

Fall 2021 Wellness Series:

12-15-21 VBSC Pet Therapy Virtual Wellness Series with Bob and Skippy: For more information on the difference and comparison between a service dog, therapy dog, and emotional support animal visit:             The Comparison between Service Dog, Therapy Dog, and Emotional Support Dog

12-1-21 VBSC Virtual Wellness Series with Olga Gonzalez-Nichols, VP of Volunteer Hampton Roads: For more information and volunteer opportunities visit: Volunteer Hampton Roads 

11-17-21 A Discussion with Marlon King: COVB Community Resiliency Coordinator

Happy Veteran’s Day 11-11-21: VBSC Wellness Series Segment with VBPD Chaplains!

11-9-21 VBSC Virtual Wellness Series-EMDR Segment with Dr. Portia Rawles. To connect with Rawles Psychological Services (RPS) visit: Rawles Psychological Services

11-2-21 Discussion with Jen Williams of NAMI Coastal Virginia. For more information about JFS visit: NAMI Coastal Virginia

10-26-21 VBSC Virtual Wellness Series Segment on Equine Therapy. For more information visit: Equikids and Equivets Website

10-21-2021 Discussion on Grief and Support with Debbie Mayer, LCSW from Jewish Family Service of Tidewater. For more information about JFS visit: Jewish Family Service of Tidewater

10-19-2021 VBSC Virtual Wellness Segment with Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia. For more information about CCEVA visit: Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia

10-14-21 VBSC Virtual Wellness Series-Segment with Diya Holistic Life Care: For more information about Diya Holistic Life care visit: Diya Holistic Life Care Services and More

10-12-2021 Hampton Roads Trauma Informed Community Network: For more information about HRTICN visit: Hampton Roads Trauma Informed Community Network Website

10-6-2021 Wellness Services Discussion with TCC Career Development Department: For more information visit

April/May 2021 We Want To Know:

Mark and Rosanne talk candidly about YOUR questions, thoughts and comments in a weekly series of videos from April 28 – May 27, 2021.

5-5-2021 We Want To Know – Part 2:  In 5 minutes Mark and Rosanne talk briefly about classes and what does being in partnership with the City of VB and Sentara mean for the VB Strong Center?

4-28-2021  We Want To Know – Season Opener:  Mark and Rosanne kick-off this series with an on-location report from West Neck Natural Area in Virginia Beach and talk about “What is the VB Strong Center?”

Moment With Mark:

A quick conversation with the Clinical Team Lead for VB Strong, Mark Hayes, LCSW to highlight different aspects of trauma, healing and resiliency.

Messages from the VB Strong Team:

Throughout the month our team of compassionate and dedicated staff share messages about health, hope and healing as well as some of the topics we have shared in prior programs!  New videos will be announced in our weekly VB Strong-At-A-Glance email which you can register by sending an email  with the subject “Register Me!”  to

  • June  2021 “Did You Know – Healing Take Times” Shaneque  CLICK HERE
  • April 2021 “Did You Know – EXPRESS YOURSELF!” with Shaneque CLICK HERE
  • Trauma 2021:  Myths vs. Facts with Tatiana and Shaneque  CLICK HERE
  • March 2021 “Did You Know?” with Shaneque :CLICK HERE
  • March 2021 Reflection with Tatiana:  CLICK HERE!

Retired Classes:

  • Understanding Your Benefits with Yvette Yates, Wellness Coordinator: Click Here